AN ICONIC BEAUTY: MAC Cosmetics has picked French actress Catherine Deneuve as its next "beauty icon." Deneuve follows Diana Ross and Liza Minnelli in the role. Deneuve will headline a MAC color collection that will be launched globally in February. The legendary beauty, whose career has spanned more than four decades, is no stranger to the cosmetics world — she served as the face of Chanel No.5 in the early Eighties.
RETAIL DETAIL: Bernard Arnault appreciates art, but not that much. The LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton kingpin took the unusual step Tuesday of issuing a press release to "formally deny" a French radio report that LVMH would be converting its giant Samaritaine department store into an art foundation. As reported, the landmark retailer on the Seine was shuttered earlier this month because of fire safety concerns, prompting widespread union actions and some wild theorizing about LVMH's plans for the site. Security inspectors are expected to propose recommendations next week for how to proceed with renovations.
CHARMED LIFE: Tori Spelling isn't stopping with jewelry. Spelling told friends last weekend over a dinner marking the Los Angeles launch of her jewelry line Maven that she wants to start her own lifestyle brand. "We do want to snowball Maven into something more — fashion, shoes, accessories," said Spelling at the soiree at her publicist Brian Long's home. "That's why we called [the jewelry line] Maven, because it's all-encompassing. We are mavens of everything, mavens of everything fashion." Already in the works is Mavenette, which she hopes will charm a younger crowd with silver necklaces retailing at $50. Spelling discovered her inner designer when she and longtime friend Mehran Farhat created a diamond pave dog bone last year to benefit Much Love Animal Rescue. The charm necklaces, with names such as "Vegas Baby" and "Love Chain" retail for about $540 at Fred Segal and Kitson, among other specialty shops.
MIDDLE EAST GETS PHAT: CNN's Soledad O'Brien was the master of ceremonies at The Wayuu Taya Foundation Benefit Monday night at the Tribeca Grand Hotel in New York honoring Lila Downs, Edward James Olmos and Russell Simmons for their contributions to the indigenous people of Latin America.
“I see things on the hanger and I’m, like, ‘I never knew that color worked on me.’ It’s things you necessarily wouldn’t choose to wear, but once you put them on, you see why Janie is who Janie is." — Lily Collins on working with former "Mad Men" costume designer, Janie Bryant on creating looks for her role as Celia Brady's in Amazon series, "The Last Tycoon." 📸@jilliansollazzo #wwdeye
EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Rutson has been tapped to Build New American Fashion Group. The parent of Joie, Equipment and Current/Elliott hired the merchant to rev up its brands and expand its portfolio into designer, beauty and lifestyle categories. Read more on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion
Michael Kors' $1.3B Jimmy Choo deal has the company squaring off with Coach Inc. as both seek to build American powerhouses. Coach bought Stuart Weitzman in 2015 and Kate Spade just two weeks ago, but Michael Kors' acquisition may be putting pressure on its rival in the new push for scale. #wwdnews (📷: George Chinsee)
Meet actress Lucy Boynton, who plays opposite Naomi Watts in the recently released Netflix series "Gypsy." Boynton stopped by WWD to talk about her upcoming projects and her nomadic lifestyle. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)