MICHAEL, PART DEUX: Michael Kors is adding a new dimension to his fragrance collection. Kors, who launched his first women’s fragrance with the American Designer Fragrances arm of Parfums Givenchy in 2000 and followed with a men’s scent in...
MICHAEL, PART DEUX: Michael Kors is adding a new dimension to his fragrance collection. Kors, who launched his first women’s fragrance with the American Designer Fragrances arm of Parfums Givenchy in 2000 and followed with a men’s scent in 2001, is set to add a second fragrance masterbrand in February 2003. Called Kors by Michael Kors, the new line will be named for the designer’s bridge apparel collection.
FACTS AND FIGURES: Inter Parfums SA registered first-half 2002 sales of $43.4 million, down 4 percent over the same period last year. All figures are converted from the euro at current exchange rates.
By brand, Burberry rang up sales of $24.8 million; S.T. Dupont, $4.6 million; Paul Smith, $3.2 million; Christian Lacroix, $3.5 million, and Céline, $4.5 million. Other prestige Inter Parfums brands generated $1.37 million, while the company’s mass market fragrances rang up $1.2 million in the period. For yearend, Inter Parfums estimates it will register salesof$83.7 million to $88.6 million.
A CHANGE AT ALMAY?: Sources said that Liz Kenny, director of global color design at Clairol, has been tapped by Revlon to head up its Almay brand. A Revlon spokeswoman declined to comment on the rumor.
NO BARGAIN: Three former Rite Aid executives, including former chairman Martin Grass, on Thursday told a federal court in Harrisburg, Pa., they were innocent of federal criminal charges arising from their alleged participation in accounting fraud. A trial date has been set for Sept. 9, but the judge overseeing the case said it would likely be pushed back to allow time for pre-trial motions. A day earlier, former executive Timothy J. Noonan pled guilty to a felony charge of withholding information from Rite Aid’s internal investigators. Noonan, who has been helping prosecutors, faces up to three years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Under a plea agreement signed last November, Noonan agreed to assist prosecutors in building their case against other Rite Aid executives.
SHOVING OFF: Jim Nevins has wrapped up his consulting project at Estée Lauder and is moving on. According to the company, Nevins joined the Lauder division of Estée Lauder on a consultant basis to work with global advertising vice president Aerin Lauder in developing a new packaging and counter presentation. It’s now done, said a Lauder spokeswoman, and he’s leaving.
DORF OPS: Mary Englander has joined Paula Dorf Cosmetics Inc. as vice president of operations, a new position. Englander, a 17-year veteran of the beauty industry, most recently served for 5 years at Vincent Longo.
SHISEIDO COMES TO ITS SENSES: The Shiseido Studio in SoHo will host "The Sounds of Scent" on Tuesday, July 16 at 11 a.m. The class will benefit students from New York Lighthouse International, an organization that enables people of all ages who are blind or partially sighted to lead independent and productive lives.
The annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Pacific Palisades this weekend drew Kate Hudson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Laura Dern and more. See pictures of the star-studded event on WWD.com. (📷: @chelsealaurenla) #wwdeye
In his new book “Hollywood Royale,” Andy Warhol’s Protégé Matthew Rolston celebrates the Eighties revival of Hollywood glamour. Featuring more than 100 portraits taken by Rolston from 1977 to 1993, the book contains photos of icons like Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, and @drewbarrymore, pictured here in 1991. “Hollywood Royale,” out today, will be accompanied by an exhibition opening at Los Angeles’ Fahey/Klein Gallery on March 1. #wwdeye
"Nowadays when life is not so happy with everything going on in the world, I think people come to me for a little bit of whimsy and color and fun." - Designer Rebecca De Ravenel on her cult-favorite jewelry line. (📸 : @vsteves) #wwd40
“Everyone is talking about how the retail industry is struggling, but I think it’s an incredible time because brands who are doing something different and innovative are setting themselves up for the future,” said @adamgoldston, who founded the luxury athletic brand @apl with his brother @ryangoldsten. The Goldston’s are part of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables. See the rest of the list on WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
@eyeswoon blogger Athena Calderone debuted her first-ever cookbook, “Cook Beautiful,” which is heavily centered on the presentation and visual expression of food. Pictured here are her miso glazed carrots from the book. Get the recipe on WWD.com. (📷: @johnny_miller_) #wwdeye
“It’s passion that helps get anybody to a certain point and it’s what’s propelled me,” said Kith founder @ronniefieg, one of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables who are changing the face of retail, fashion and beauty. Fieg, who opened a Manhattan flagship on October 7, began his career at age 13 as a stock boy and salesman for footwear chain David Z. “I think staying true to [my] beliefs, hard work and passion have gotten me to where [Kith] is today.” See the rest of the 40 at WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
25-year-old @samweaving is about to break out this fall, starring in Netflix’s horror film “The Babysitter,” fittingly out today on Friday the 13th. That’s not the only place you’ll be seeing her, though — Weaving’s got a role Showtime’s “SMILF” and another alongside Frances McDormand and Woody Harrelson in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Though she’s got a full plate at the moment, there’s one role she’s got her eye on: Marilyn Monroe. “I’m a little too young at the moment, but it’s on my bucket list,” the actress told WWD (📷: @dandoperalski) #wwdeye
BFF's Poppy Jamie and Suki Waterhouse celebrated the launch of their bag line Pop x Suki at Nordstrom last night. "The line is really about our friendship, and how we are so different but complement each other," said Waterhouse. 👯 (📷: Katie Jones) #wwdeye
After designing the new @louisvuitton and @bulgariofficial flagships and a @chanelofficial boutique opening in Japan, @petermarinoarchitect has another project on his plate: The Lobster Club. Located in the Seagram Building, it’s the famed architect’s first restaurant project in New York, serving up modern Japanese brasserie-style cuisine. Bronze hues, bespoke material detailing, blush and chartreuse tones and a heavy emphasis on Picasso can be seen throughout. Mark your calendars for Nov. 1 for the much-anticipated opening. (📷: @clint_spaulding) #wwdeye