L’OREAL APPOINTMENTS: Renaud de Lesquen has been named international general manager of Giorgio Armani Parfums et Cosmetiques, the Armani beauty business whose license is held by L’Oréal. In mid-May, he will succeed Fabio Mancone, who left the position earlier this month. De Lesquen, 35, previously served as managing director of Helena Rubinstein in Japan. In other L’Oréal news, Michaël Tanguy has been appointed general manager of Helena Rubinstein. He replaces Philippe Villemus, who left the company last year. Tanguy, who will assume the role in May, was formerly general manager of Garnier Maybelline in the U.K.
SHOE-IN: The Fashion Footwear Association of New York sees supporting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation as, well, a shoe-in. Over the past 10 years, the organization’s charitable arm, The Fashion Footwear Charitable Foundation, raised more than $16 million for charity through its annual event, QVC Presents FFANY’s Shoes on Sale. At a recent reception at the Estée Lauder Cos., QVC and FFANY executives presented Evelyn Lauder, founder of the BCRF and senior corporate vice president of the Estée Lauder Cos., with a portion of this year’s proceeds — a check for $307,760 to be used toward breast-cancer research.
ANGLO INFLUX: Sephora France is shaking up its product selection. The LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton-owned perfumery chain will introduce 14 brands to its French stores this May, many of which are already referenced in Sephora U.S. “Our objective is to give [customers] the desire to come to selective [distribution],” said Natalie Bader Michel, the chain’s marketing manager for Europe. New makeup brands include Lorac, Pop Beauty, Pout, Smashbox, Sugar Cosmetics, Too Faced and Lola Cosmetics. The fragrance names to be introduced are Aquolina Pink Sugar, Clean, Demeter and Stacked Style. In skin care, there is Anthony Logistics for Men, Dr. Brandt and Murad.