Top Notes: Chanel Endowment … Top of the List … Circus Looks …
CHANEL ENDOWMENT: Chanel has donated $1.5 million to New York-Presbyterian Hospital, an endowment that will establish the Chanel Prize for Achievement in Obstetrics and Gynecology at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center....
CHANEL ENDOWMENT: Chanel has donated $1.5 million to New York-Presbyterian Hospital, an endowment that will establish the Chanel Prize for Achievement in Obstetrics and Gynecology at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Additionally, the grant will support overarching clinical programs in the obstetrics and gynecology department, according to a hospital spokeswoman. Honors for outstanding achievement in obstetrics and gynecology will be presented at a public lecture and luncheon later this year, where recipients — who will be selected by a committee, including the obstetrics and gynecology department chairman, a Chanel representative and leading physicians and researchers in the field — will deliver presentations on their clinical and research work. In addition to the endowment, Chanel will donate gift bags containing Chanel cosmetics, skin care products and brochures on medical and infant care to all women who give birth at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell. Some 6,000 babies are born there each year.
TOP OF THE LIST: L’Oréal chairman and chief executive officer Lindsay Owen-Jones was the highest-paid executive heading a firm listed on the CAC 40 index of French industrial companies last year, according to a ranking published in Le Figaro newspaper Thursday. Owen-Jones’ 2003 salary weighed in at $8 million at current exchange rates, or 6.6 million euros.
CIRCUS LOOKS: Bumble and bumble and MAC Cosmetics teamed up behind the scenes at the premier party for Cirque du Soleil’s “Alegria” in New York Thursday night. Bumble stylist Laurent Philippon and MAC senior makeup artist Patrick Eichler each led teams that created hair and makeup looks for some 85 performers who attended the soiree, which followed the opening night performance of the show on Randall’s Island. It was the second year the Estée Lauder-owned brands have created looks for Cirque du Soleil’s premier party in New York.
ZIRH APPOINTMENT: Zirh International has named Tim Greene vice president of marketing, a new position. Greene was most recently director of trade marketing for North America at Unilever Prestige. In his new position at Zirh, Greene will be responsible for brand positioning, promotional programs and management of the men’s grooming firm’s marketing staff. He reports to Brian Robinson, president of Zirh International.ROAD TRIP: Avon took the award for Best Mobile Marketing program at the Annual Event Experiential Marketing Summit in Chicago last month for its “Let’s Talk Beauty Tour.” For two years, Avon has been touring the country in a mobile unit offering women makeovers, free samples and personal beauty advice. Avon was selected from among 240 entrants.
JUDGMENT DAY: Self Magazine tested 900 new beauty products with some 1,200 readers. The massive undertaking resulted in the selection of 56 “Best of” winners — across cosmetics, facial treatments, hair products, tanning and hand-and-foot categories. This is the fifth year for Self’s Healthy Beauty Awards event, whichevaluates drugstore and department store brands. “Readers are more knowledgeable about what they put on their skin than ever before,” noted Elaine DeFarley, Self beauty director. Cover Girl took Best Mascara with Fantastic Lash; Sally Hansen’s Fast & Flawless Skin Brightener with Retinol was awarded Best Skin Brightener; Vera Wang was cited for its Silkening Hand Creme, while La Prairie’s Cellular Night Repair Cream was lauded as Best Night Cream. The full results appear in the May issue of Self.
@margotrobbie steps out onto the red carpet wearing @miumiu. The actress is nominated for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role” in “I, Tonya” at the #SagAwards. (📷: Stewart Cook) #wwdfashion
For @massimogiorgetti of @msgm, the Nineties are his favorite decade. “They had a huge impact on my personal growth. What I like of the Nineties is that they are not so precise in terms of style as other decades…there was actually a bit of everything,” he said. As seen on MSGM’s Spring 2018 show: tie-dye and a bit of grunge, two styles that are synonymous with the decade #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @kukukuba)
Breaking News: @hedislimane joins @celine as its new artistic, creative and image director. One of fashion’s preeminent image-makers and trendsetters, Slimane is to join the LVMH brand on Feb. 1 and unveil his first fashion proposition for men and women next September during Paris Fashion Week. It marks a major homecoming for Slimane, who cemented his reputation – and influenced men’s tailoring for more than a decade – as the designer of Dior Homme between 2000 and 2007. He went on to reinvent and ignite the house of Yves Saint Laurent, which he rechristened Saint Laurent, between 2012 and 2016 – all the while maintaining a close relationship with the Arnault family, which controls LVMH and Dior. Read the full exclusive story on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
“Personally I believe the Eighties have been the richest and more vivacious period for international fashion,” Giorgio Armani said when asked what his favorite decade of fashion is. It was a moment of disruption and experimentation and only thinking back to the first years of that decade is always an emotion for me, for what they have meant to me and my work.” The influence is clear in @giorgioarmani spring 2018 collection, pictured here, which was full of bright colors and unexpected prints. Read more about which decades designers loved most on WWD.com #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
For Lady Gaga’s only Italian show on her “Joanne World Tour,” the singer wore a range of @versace_official outfits. The standout piece: this custom-made bodysuit inspired by the brand’s spring 2018 collection. #wwdfashion (RG: @ladygaga)
@_camillaruth_ is expanding on the wellness-craze concept with @westbourne – a new NYC restaurant that’s both a healthy-minded café as well as a business that gives back to the community. Marcus works with the Robin Hood foundation to give back to The Door, a non-profit providing youth development services, and also hires employees through The Door. Read our full interview with Marcus on giving back through food on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)