Today’s Fashion Headlines: Costume Institute Fall Exhibit, L’Oréal Acquires Carol’s Daughter, Tomas Maier’s New Store

October 20, 2014 • Fashion Blog, Fashion News

Death Becomes Her Costume Institute

A Sneak Peek: The Met’s ‘Death Becomes Her’ Exhibit

“Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire,” opens tomorrow at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The fall Costume Institute exhibition focuses on mourning attire in the 19th century and contains around 30 looks. The show is arranged chronologically from 1815 through 1915, and also showcases accessories, jewelry and textiles. Located in the Anna Wintour Costume Center, this is the Costume Institute’s first fall exhibition in seven years. ‘Death Becomes Her’ will run through February 1st.

L’Oréal Acquires Carol’s Daughter

L’Oréal USA has purchased Carol’s Daughter, best known for their products for naturally curly hair using organic ingredients. The brand appeals to multicultural consumers, who are a rapidly growing market. Founder and president Lisa Price started the company 21 years ago in New York City and products are currently sold online and at retailers like ULTA, Macy’s, Sephora and HSN. This acquisition will enable L’Oreal USA to expand their multicultural beauty division. No word yet on how much they paid, but for the 12 months ending September 30, 2014, Carol’s Daughter had net sales of $27 million.

Tomas Maier Opens Manhattan Store

Designer Tomas Maier has opened a boutique on the Upper East Side at 956 Madison Avenue. His first in Manhattan, the store carries Maier’s expanded collections of women’s and men’s ready-to-wear and accessories. The two-story space also features an entire lifestyle concept, including home accessories and candles from his exclusive collaboration with Diptyque. Maier is also the creative director of luxury brand Bottega Veneta.

– Claire Mykrantz

Source & Image: WWD

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