PARIS — Fred Farrugia will end his tenure as Lancôme’s artistic director for makeup in April 2004.
A seven-year veteran of the L’Oréal-owned brand, he has created 13 seasonal collections for Lancôme and some of its signature products, including Juicy Tubes lip gloss and Transparence de Teint foundation. His final Lancôme collection will be called Calypso.
“We have come to the end of a cycle that has seen the rebirth of Lancôme makeup under the magical fingertips of Fred Farrugia, and international development in the image of boldness, trendiness and constant innovation,” said Marc Dubrule, managing director of Lancôme International, in a statement.
“Fred Farrugia and Lancôme both believe in the virtues of change and the need for renewed inspirations and universes.”
Dubrule noted the decision not to renew Farrugia’s contract was mutual.
“I am proud and happy that we have approached this separation in a spirit of friendship, and it is with a light heart that I am embarking on new projects,” Farrugia said in the statement, without divulging particulars.
— Brid Costello
Del Announces Dividend
NEW YORK — Del Laboratories Inc. declared a special 5 percent stock dividend payable on Dec. 29.
The Farmingdale, N.Y.-based beauty manufacturer, whose brands include Sally Hansen Hard as Nails, Cornsilk and N.Y.C. New York Color, has paid the special 5 percent stock dividend annually since 2000. Prior to that, Del Labs paid three cash dividends of 3 1/2 cents in 1999 and two of the same amount in 1998.
Cosmoprof Event Added
PARIS — Cosmoprof will add a Moscow event to its beauty trade-show calendar. The 2004 Cosmoprof’s Russian venture will involve a pavilion within the three-year-old Expo Beauty trade show — which runs from March 10 to 13 — starting in 2005, Cosmoprof plans to form an exhibition, called Cosmoprof-Expo Beauty, jointly with the Mayer J. Expo company and the Russian Federation Chamber of Commerce. Strategic and operational responsibilities for the event will be overseen by SoGeCos, Cosmoprof’s organizer since 1996.
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)
@heriethpaul and @gracebol have a moment on the @victoriassecret fashion show 2017. See every look from the runway on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo) #wwdfashion #victoriassecret #VSFashionShow
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia