Beauty Beat: Contract No. Five … High Marks: … Mac Attack:
Nicole Kidman is in talks with Chanel to become the new face of the luxury brand, her publicist confirmed Monday. “There are discussions, but there is no deal, no contract and no further details,” said Kidman’s spokeswoman. Chanel...
Nicole Kidman is in talks with Chanel to become the new face of the luxury brand, her publicist confirmed Monday. “There are discussions, but there is no deal, no contract and no further details,” said Kidman’s spokeswoman. Chanel executives declined to comment.
It’s been a winning year for the milky-skinned Australian actress. First she scored an Oscar for her performance playing Virginia Woolf in “The Hours” and then was honored with the Fashion Icon Award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America.
Meanwhile, Kidman has agreed to become the first chair of The Women’s Health Fund at UCLA and is helping Saks Fifth Avenue with its new Key to the Cure, a fund-raising program to benefit women cancer programs.
New films from Kidman include “Dogville” and “Cold Mountain” with Jude Law.
HIGH MARKS: L’Oréal Germany passed the magical billion euro mark in 2002, with German sales of 1.024 billion euros or $1.2 billion. This was a rise of 4.5 percent, whereas the German beauty market as a whole saw sales decline 0.7percent, the company pointed out.
In Germany, L’Oréal products are sold via hair salons, mass distribution in drugstores and supermarkets, selective distribution in perfumeries and department stores, pharmacies and catalogs. After the U.S. and France, Germany is L’Oréal’s largest market.
According to the company, it is the market leader in self-tanning products with the L’Oréal brand and for hair care with El Vital. For the sixth year in a row, it said Jade-Maybelline N.Y. could further extend its top slot. Lancôme generated double-digit growth in facial care and made significant gains in makeup. Garnier is number three in hair color for consumers, and with the brands Vichy and La Roche-Posay, the L’Oréal Group dominates the skin care field in pharmacies. The company’s factory in Karlsruhe is the largest productioncenter in Europe (excluding France) and a new logistic and customer service center was opened in 2002 in Kaarst.
MAC ATTACK: MAC Cosmetics is heading uptown — to Harlem, to be precise. The trendy cosmetics brand will open a 2,000-square-foot store in the neighborhood on July 24. “As part of MAC’s global retail expansion plans, we are thrilled to open a freestanding store in Harlem across from the famed Apollo Theater,” said John Demsey, president of MAC Cosmetics. “Harlem is a vital part of the cultural and artistic tapestry of our nation and MAC is delighted to be a part of it.”Designed by MAC’s vice president of store design, Régis Péan, the ultra-modern unit features two wall strips that run along the sides of the wall and “peel” off, which allow for the concealment of private makeup rooms. The ceiling offers a back-lit lightstrip that mimics an upside-down glowing white runway, leading visitors through the store towards a color-changing lightwall.
In conjunction with the store opening, the MAC AIDS Fund is making a donation of $50,000 to be divided between local AIDS organizations, including North General Hospital HIV/AIDS Center and Bailey House. Founded in 1994, the MAC AIDS Fund supports men, women and children affected by HIV and AIDS. Since its inception, the MAC AIDS Fund has raised over $30 million from the sale of Viva Glam lipsticks and Kids Helping Kids greeting cards.
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over-the-top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty