It has been almost three years since Dr. Fredric Brandt, once called the Baron of Botox, was found dead in an apparent suicide. Under the leadership of Stephane Colleu, Dr. Brandt Skin Care continues to build upon the groundwork established by its founder by building a cadre of experts to continue the vision.
“Our story is very unique because of the situation we had to face, despite having a unique concept being one of the first doctor skin-care lines [Dr. Brandt debuted in 1996],” Colleu, the president and chief executive officer of the company, told WWD. Beyond losing the brand’s mastermind, the company also faced mounting physician brand competition. But thanks in part to tapping the expertise of a Skin Advisory Board, Colleu said the company’s volume is expanding on target. Since Brandt’s death, Colleu reported more than a 40 percent growth rate. “We had our best year ever,” he said of 2017. Industry sources estimated current sales approaching $80 million on the path to $150 million by 2020. The privately held company did not discuss estimates.
As 2018 comes to a close, we’re taking a look back at the best party photos of the year. First up, newlyweds Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra in black tie at Ralph Lauren’s 50th anniversary show in September.
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“Sand, summer, sea,” is how designer Sarah Staudinger describes of the beginnings of her latest collection for Staud, writes @elmercer.
Summer was encapsulated through an array of adorable picnic inspired garb in poppy hues like tablecloth gingham compact knit playsuits and matching sets and plenty of crudite-emblazoned offerings. The best foodie-looks included a salad printed waffle minidress with matching cardigan or a matching neon green knit set with fringe made of mini glass lemons (and matching croakies). #wwdfashion
With a litany of sold-out collabs, a history-making debut show for Louis Vuitton men’s and armfuls of awards, Virgil Abloh is WWD’s Newsmaker of the Year. 📸: @lexieblacklock .