PARIS — High-end designer creations led the way in Europe this holiday season but business was as tough as ever.
LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, L’Oréal, Yves Saint Laurent Beauté and Procter & Gamble went into overdrive to launch major designer scents this fall through their respective Christian Dior, Giorgio Armani and Ralph Lauren, Yves Saint Laurent, Lacoste and Hugo Boss divisions. And it paid off: While the final results are still being tallied, the firms’ Dior Addict, Sensi, Glamourous, M7, Lacoste and Baldessarini fragrances were vying for top slots on European perfumery shelves in the days before Christmas.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"