ON CAMERA: Victoria Beckham continues to gain ground in beauty by pressing into digital while also expanding retail global distribution of the makeup collection she has created in partnership with Estée Lauder. Last week, she released two how-to videos. On one clip, she creates a smudgy eye and on the other she demonstrates her technique for facial contouring. According to Lauder, the videos combined drew 20 million views in the first week.A third video, tackling the fine points of using pink, was released Tuesday and a fourth is expected this week. “I still have a lot to say,” she noted while discussing the importance of digital in developing her brand. It comes from experience. “I wear everything in this collection,” she flatly stated.Beckham was on deck Tuesday to feature on Sephora’s Instagram Stories channel, according to Stephane de la Faverie, global brand president of Estée Lauder. Simultaneously, the brand was put on sale in five of the chain’s doors.Beckham was speaking Monday night in TriBeCca during her first product presentation before a digital crowd of more than 140 influencers, bloggers and beauty editors. “I’ve just scratched the surface at the moment,” she said of the 28 stockkeeping unit collection, noting that she would like to delve more deeply into beauty beyond makeup. One aspect of the collaboration with Lauder that mildly surprised Beckham was the length of the product development process. “I am a perfectionist,” she mused, “and the Lauders are perfectionists.”So far, the consumer reaction has been strong. When Beckham made an appearance at Selfridges in London Sept. 5, sales reportedly jumped by 35 percent, compared with a similar event last year. Executives declined to reveal sales figures, but industry sources estimate that the event generated 22,000 pounds, or $24,000, in sales.On the retail distribution front, the number of doors worldwide is now being expanded from 450 stores last year to an estimated 1,200 by the end of October.
Breaking News: @louisvuitton's men's artistic director @mrkimjones is leaving the French fashion house after nearly 7 years. Jones joined Louis Vuitton in 2011, following a three year tenure as creative director of British luxury goods brand Alfred Dunhill. Jones is to exit Louis Vuitton after showing his fall 2018 collection for the brand in Paris on Thursday. Read the full exclusive story on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
For men’s fall 2018, @giuseppezanotti drew on elements from streetwear, sport, biker, combat and rock ‘n’ roll. Pictured here are a pair of shoes from the collection, featuring zippers, rhinestones, and silver hardware. Head to WWD.com to see a roundup of the accessories from Milan’s men’s fall 2018 shows. #wwdfashion (📷: Andrea Delb)
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of @ralphlauren’s snowboarding collection, the brand is mining its archives. The iconic brand is reintroducing vintage styles and dropping new designs for a color capsule that will be available in Ralph Lauren stores and @openingceremony on January 25. The capsule will consist of 10 pieces, including the Snow Beach Pullover, pictured here, which is a collector’s item that rapper Raekwon wore in Wu-Tang Clan’s “Can It Be All So Simple” video. #wwdfashion (📷: Tom Gould)
For @rochasofficial’s pre-fall 2018 collection, creative director Alessandro Dell’Acqua channeled the sophisticated and intriguing Catherine Denevue in the film “Belle de Jour.” Polished collarless coats, midi skirts, suits and ’60s graphic motifs were all featured in the collection, adding a sense of discreet luxury. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion
“We tried to produce clothing of that couture quality, but the most daunting part was that we only had a matter of days [to do it],” said costume designer Lou Eyrich, who recreated Gianni Versace’s iconic looks for @americancrimestoryfx. Eyrich searched online retailers and vintage shops for original pieces from the design house and for @penelopecruzoficial, who plays Donatella Versace. Head to WWD.com to read how she created the Versace world. #wwdfashion
Only three months after her stellar debut catwalk season, @kaiagerber has inked her first big design collaboration –– with @karllagerfeld. The collection blends Lagerfeld’s Parisian chic aesthetic and the model’s signature West Coast casual style via RTW, accessories, footwear and more. The #KarlLagerfeldxKaia collection will launch in September with a series of events. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed. “We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.” More on the news, with reporting by @loreleimarfil, at WWD.com. #wwdnews