NEW YORK — Tis the season for giving. In that holiday spirit, more than 100 top beauty executives gathered at the Four Seasons Restaurant Thursday morning to give a round of applause to the year’s standout products, retailers and marketers. Newcomers and stalwarts alike feted their contemporaries’ efforts at the fourth annual WWD Beauty Biz awards. Among those in attendance were William Lauder, John Demsey and Philip Shearer of the Estée Lauder Cos., Elizabeth Arden’s Scott Beattie, L’Oréal’s Joe Campinell, Carol Hamilton and Karen Fondu, and Avon’s Claudia Poccia. A number of retail executives were also on hand to pick up awards, including Jim Gold of Bergdorf Goodman, Sephora’s Betsy Olum, Lori Castagna of Shoppers Drug Mart and Michelle Hobson from Walgreens.
“I’m looking forward to jumping into the creative process and exploring fashion through a different lens,” said actor Michael B. Jordan exclusively to WWD about becoming the first face of @coach ‘s men’s business. Not only will the actor appear in its global ad campaigns, but he will also create a capsule with designer Stuart Vevers. Tap the link in our bio to learn more. #wwdfashion
“The name of the show is GP — giant pockets,” said Karl Lagerfeld pre-show, in his backstage meeting room at @Fendi to Bridget Foley. @Bellahadid was one of the many famous faces who graced the catwalk including @Gigihadid, @Adwoaaboah, and yes, even @Kendalljenner. #wwdfashion
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“We are obsessed with Fendi and we want to share this obsession,” said CEO Serge Brunschwig to WWD. @Fendi will be releasing a new capsule collection Oct. 16 centered around the Fendi/Fila logo created by Instagram artist @Hey_reilly. Further proving the logo trend isn’t going anywhere. Link in our bio for more details. #wwdfashion