CVS TO SELL LIERAC: Lierac Paris, the European skin care brand, is now available at Healthy Skincare Centers in select CVS stores in Southern California, Arizona and Chicago. Lierac Paris makes skin care products designed to prevent aging and dry skin, and also has items specifically for sensitive skin, stretch marks, hyperpigmentation and cellulite. Retail prices range from $29 to $65. Lierac is also sold in four Duane Reade stores, as well as at select Eckerd/Brooks locations. Lierac Paris is manufactured and distributed by Ales Group USA.
SUDZZ FX NAMES VP: David Mulhollen Jr. has been named Sudzz Fx's new vice president of sales, and will be responsible for expanding distributor business. Mulhollen began his career as a distributor sales consultant in North Carolina.
ITALIAN FAVE HITS U.S.: Cléo, an Italian bath and body brand, is now being offered exclusively on Drugstore.com. The line, which includes bar soap, liquid soap, shower cream, bath cream and body cream, is infused with natural moisturizing extracts from yogurt. Retail prices range from $1.95 to $8.95. Kathleen McNeill, vice president of beauty for the online retailer, said her reason for choosing Cléo was because "as the uncommon drugstore, we constantly look for new items to diversify the drugstore.com assortment. We wanted to offer U.S. shoppers the ability to purchase Cléo from the comfort and convenience of home. We think the drugstore.com customer will appreciate the line's European charm and attractive price points."
“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
Azzedine Alaïa's “I-did-it-my-way” ethos stood out starkly at a time when brands are experimenting with consumer-facing fashion shows, coed formats and trans-seasonal collections – anything to perk up lackluster sales of ready-to-wear in an age of Insta-everything. “It’s not creation anymore. This becomes a purely industrial approach,” the late designer told WWD in an interview last year. “But anyway, the rhythm of collections is so stupid. It’s unsustainable. There are too many collections.” Read more about the iconic designer’s life and work on wwd.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion #azzedinealaia (📷: @WWD Archive, 1986) #alaia
Sneaker reselling app @goat’s latest exhibit, "The Greatest: New York," tells the story of New York's sneaker culture. To celebrate the exhibit, an intimate crowd gathered on Thursday night at the pop-up gallery space, located at Platform in Culver City, to hear guest speaker and illustrator @esymai talk about her own rise in streetwear and women in the business. "For me I'm just someone who is creative. I like to create things," said Chang. #wwdfashion
Azzedine Alaïa, one of the most iconic couturiers of the modern era whose body-con designs defined Eighties fashion, has died in Paris. The diminutive Tunisian-born designer, known for his structured knitted dresses with fitted waists and impeccably cut, figure-hugging second skin silhouettes was deeply admired by his peers, and counted supermodel Naomi Campbell - his adoptive daughter - among his inner circle, one of a gang of glamazons including Farida Khelfa, Carla Bruni and Stephanie Seymour who became ambassadors of his style. (📷: Alexandre Guirkinger) #wwdblast