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The Estee Lauder Cos. announces expansion of leadership roles

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK — The Estée Lauder Cos. on Thursday stated that Jane Lauder and Peter Lichtenthal will each assume additional responsibilities as part of the company’s previously announced strategic organizational redesign.

Lauder, global president and GM of the Origins and Ojon brands, will now add Darphin to her brand leadership responsibilities. Lauder will continue to report to Lynne Greene, who takes on her new role as group president of Clinique, Origins, Ojon, Aveda and Darphin on Jan. 1. Greene will remain president of the Clinique brand.

Lichtenthal will now also oversee Smashbox. At Smashbox, Lichtenthal will drive integration, further linking the brand with the company’s global marketing and commercial capabilities. Lichtenthal will now report to John Demsey, group president of Estée Lauder, M•A•C, Tom Ford Beauty, Prescriptives, Bobbi Brown, La Mer, Jo Malone and Smashbox. Demsey will add Bumble and bumble to his responsibilities on Jan. 1.

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Coty taps Marc Rey to head Coty’s Prestige market business in the U.S., Canada

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK — Coty has announced the appointment of Marc Rey as president of Coty Prestige U.S. and regional VP of Coty Prestige North America, starting Jan. 2.

Among Rey’s key responsibilities will be the current U.S. Coty Prestige portfolio, Coty Prestige Canada, Philosophy and Sephora key account responsibility for the Americas. He will report to Jean Mortier, president of Coty Prestige, and will be located in New York.

"We are thrilled that Marc is joining the Coty family," stated Michele Scannavini, CEO of Coty. "Marc’s deep expertise within the beauty industry; his energetic, entrepreneurial approach to the business; and his impeccable track record make us confident that he will lead our prestige business in North America to new heights."

Rey secedes Bob Cankes, who will retire in the second half of this fiscal year, after 14 years with Coty.

"Our thanks go out to Bob for his many years of contribution toward Coty’s successful development in North America. He played a primary role in growing our prestige business from being a small challenger to now being a leader in the U.S. fragrance industry. We are grateful to Bob for his dedication and passion, and we wish him a well-deserved retirement after more than 40 years in the industry," Scannavini stated.

Prior to his appointment at Coty, Rey served as the president of International Designers Collections at L’Oréal USA. In this role, he oversaw the skin care, makeup and fragrance businesses for L’Oréal’s designer brands, including Ralph Lauren, Giorgio Armani, Yves Saint Laurent and Viktor & Rolf. Rey began his career in 1986 as an assistant brand manager at Danone. From there, he went on to hold managerial roles at such companies as McKinsey & Co., Johnson & Johnson and YSL Beaute, among others.

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Revlon to celebrate 80 years with London exhibition

BY Antoinette Alexander

LONDON — Revlon is inviting beauty enthusiasts and fashion fanatics to experience a one-of-a-kind exhibition that will guide them through iconic moments in Revlon’s history that have contributed to shaping the brand as we see it today.

A collection of London’s ground-breaking creatives have come together to showcase how these ages have influenced Revlon’s continual innovation within the beauty industry through works of art and installation alongside a wide range of artifacts sourced from Revlon archives, the company stated. 

The exhibition, curated by Ryan Lanji, will feature works from Revlon’s U.K. nail ambassador, Jenny Longworth, and a number of London’s ground-breaking creatives: artist Lorna May Wadsworth (previous works include commissioned paintings of Lady Thatcher, model Lily Cole, Sir Derek Jacobi and Richard Curtis); Alex Noble (art director and fashion designer who has designed for Lady Gaga and Florence Welsh); fashion illustrator Spiros Halaris; filmmaker Nicola Saint-Marc; and artists Bobby Patmore, Linton Meagher and Debra Frances.

The exhibition will tell the story of Charles Revson, the man who built the Revlon Empire and how he changed the appearance of women throughout the world, both in how they looked to others and how they looked to themselves.

"Enamoured: 80 Years of Revlon" will run from Nov. 30 to Dec. 2 at the London Film Museum.

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