BEAUTY À LA MODE: Beauty typically plays second fiddle to fashion during couture week, but not this season. Four major fragrance and makeup-related events, starting on July 4 — the eve of the first high fashion show — will take place in Paris through July 8. And they’re no small shakes.
Miu Miu is up first, presenting its debut scent to journalists at the Palais d’Iéna prior to a catwalk display of its resort 2016 collection and a party. The company keeps its guest lists under wraps, but Miu Miu has been known to draw such stars as Uma Thurman, Marc Jacobs, Steve McQueen, Léa Seydoux, Isla Fisher, Freida Pinto and Emmanuelle Seigner.
Sunday night’s for catching up on beauty sleep, and then there’s the “Flower Obsession” ball hosted by MAC Cosmetics and Giambattista Valli on Monday. They’re celebrating their joint lip color collection and the decade as partners in beauty and fashion. (The cosmetics tie-in was already toasted in November at a party at Hollywood’s Chateau Marmont to which the likes of Olivia Munn, Amber Valetta and Liberty Ross showed up.)
Lancôme will fete its 80th anniversary late Tuesday night with a “WÔW Party,” where its ambassadresses are due. No names of definite attendees have been revealed, but the L’Oréal-owned brand boasts faces such as Julia Roberts, Kate Winslet, Penélope Cruz and Lupita Nyong’o.
Finally on July 8, Viktor Hoersting and Rolf Snoeren will blow out 10 candles in honor of their women’s scent Flowerbomb, whose grenade-shaped bottle literally exploded on to the fragrance scene in 2005.