Must Read: Glossier Wants to Be the Next Big Beauty Conglomerate, Lessons Learned From Karl Lagerfeld

Plus, Lacoste aims to boost fashion cachet with new creative director.
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Glossier Niteshine Highlighter Concentrate. Photo: Courtesy of Glossier 

Glossier Niteshine Highlighter Concentrate. Photo: Courtesy of Glossier 

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Tuesday.

Glossier wants to be the next big beauty conglomerate 
With the launch of Glossier Play, it's becoming clear that Emily Weiss wants to turn her digital-first beauty brand into a conglomerate. "Think of it like this: Glossier is the equivalent of the namesake Estée Lauder brand, and Glossier Play is its MAC Cosmetics," writes Rachel Strugatz for Business of Fashion. The difference, however, is that Estée Lauder has generally relied on deals to expand its color brand, whereas Weiss will need a lot of money, which means an IPO may be in her future. {Business of Fashion

Lessons learned from Karl Lagerfeld
On Tuesday, the day of Karl Lagerfeld's final Chanel show in Paris, WWD's Editor-In-Chief Miles Socha shared the many life lessons he's learned while covering the designer for more than a decade. Lagerfeld was "a role model extraordinaire whose discipline, work ethic, attitudes and opinions offer a road map — or at least, inspiration galore — for a more rewarding career and a richer, more challenging life," Socha writes. "He represented the very best of this industry." {WWD

Lacoste aims to boost fashion cachet with new creative director 
Lacoste wants to double down on its fashion aesthetic and sports roots to become better known as a true lifestyle brand. To do so, the 86-year-old label hired Louise Trotter from Joseph to help boost its ready-to-wear and accessories offerings and convince consumers that Lacoste can do more than make crocodile polos. Ahead of her debut Tuesday, Business of Fashion talked strategy with Trotter and CEO Thierry Guibert. {Business of Fashion

Naomi Scott covers British Vogue
Naomi Scott, the 25-year-old Indian-Brit who will star as Princess Jasmine in Disney's live-action retelling of "Aladdin," covers the April 2019 issue of British Vogue. She wears a Prada top and headband on the cover (see below), and inside the issue, she opens up young love and religion. {British Vogue

Naomi Scott on the April 2019 issue of British "Vogue." Photo: Nick Knight 

Naomi Scott on the April 2019 issue of British "Vogue." Photo: Nick Knight 

Derek Lam cuts 10 jobs from New York team
Derek Lam laid off 10 staffers from its New York team. A spokeswoman for the designer declined to identify which job titles or individuals are out of work, but WWD has learned that the label's creative director, knitwear designer and product development manager were let go. {WWD

Airport retail is a huge opportunity for the right kind of brands
Air travel and airport spending are at all-time highs, which means the retail race to get in front of this captive, experience-hungry market is fiercer than ever. But while airport retailing may be an appealing concept, it may not be right for every company. Retail Dive surveyed a series of experts in the field who gave their insights on what sells in the terminals. {Retail Dive

Lady Gaga stars on her 25th cover of V Magazine 
Ten years after her first V cover, a couture-clad Lady Gaga stars on the magazine's March/April 2019 issue shot by Jean-Paul Goude. For her 25th V cover, Gaga wears a large feathered headset with white-powdered face makeup, a long black Armani Privé gown and a pink-feathered robe as she poses with neon sticks. {V Magazine

Lady Gaga on the March 2019 cover of "V" Magazine. Photo: Jean-Paul Goude 

Lady Gaga on the March 2019 cover of "V" Magazine. Photo: Jean-Paul Goude 

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