REVLON SCREENING: Kate Hudson isn’t the only beauty to make a mark in the upcoming "How To Lose A Guy in 10 Days," opening nationwide Feb. 7. Revlon products prominently appear throughout the romantic comedy, also featuring Matthew McConaughey...
REVLON SCREENING: Kate Hudson isn’t the only beauty to make a mark in the upcoming "How To Lose A Guy in 10 Days," opening nationwide Feb. 7. Revlon products prominently appear throughout the romantic comedy, also featuring Matthew McConaughey and premiering in Los Angeles on Monday. And a film still of the lead couple is featured throughout Revlon’s full-fledged marketing push, which includes its core line, as well as the Valentine’s Day campaign for the Instant Attraction Color Collection. The effort features eight-page advertorials created by Deutsch Advertising running in eight Condé Nast books, including Teen Vogue, Allure, Jane and Lucky. The premiere of TBS’s "Movie & A Makeover," airing Feb. 8, features makeovers using Revlon products, and 30-second clips will run on MTV and E! Revlon-sponsored "how-to" tips will also run on the beauty brand’s Web site, as well as Vogue and W’s site, style.com. Revlon’s promotional agent, Kobin Enterprises, assisted in the partnership with Paramount Pictures.
NEW CEO: Lalique has appointed a new president and chief executive officer for its North American operation. Daniel Barth, who was president of Lacoste’s U.S. business from 1998 to 2002, has taken the helm of Lalique North America, the company announced this week. Barth will oversee and develop Lalique’s perfume, jewelry, watch and leather goods businesses in North America, as well as the house’s seven boutiques in the U.S. — its biggest market, said Gerard Tavenas, chairman of Lalique worldwide.
DEAL SEALED: The French pharmacy and parapharmacy color cosmetics brand T. LeClerc — best known for its tinted loose powders packaged in metal tins — has been snapped up by Belgian pharmaceuticals concern Omega Pharma. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. "We wanted a prestige brand with a luxury positioning," explained Herve Davin, managing director of marketing and sales at Omega Pharma’s French subsidiary. Omega Pharma already owns makeup brand Innoxa, which has lower price positioning. Omega Pharma plans to increase T. LeClerc’s international presence, said Davin. It is currently available in 10 countries. France rings up half of the brand’s annual sales of $7.5 million. Dollar figures were converted from the euro at current exchange rates.
THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT: The beauty floor of Saks Fifth Avenue’s Manhattan flagship resembled a Broadway stage last Thursday as main cast members of the current Broadway production of "La Bohème" appeared on behalf of Lancôme. The event marked the launch of a limited-edition color cosmetics collection from the L’Oréal-owned brand — called, naturally enough, La Bohème — which is designed to produce looks inspired by the opera. Eight Saks locations in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut will carry the La Bohème collection until mid-February. Windows in the Manhattan flagship will display Lancôme products in scenes recreated from the show through Sunday. Days after the Saks event Lancôme took part in Home Box Office’s Golden Globes VIP lounge. The cosmetics company tailored color collections from its existing shades for celebrities based on their individual preferences, then sent the custom collections to each celebrity’s home.
@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