L’Oreal Paris hosts exuberant catwalk presentation at fashion week

PARIS, Oct 2 (Reuters) – L’Oreal Paris sent a pack of models and dancers down a giant runway in the center of the French capital on Sunday, throwing the spotlight on its hair and beauty products in a star-studded show that was beamed around the world on digital channels.

“A fashion show is a nice way to show what we know how to do with hair coloring and makeup,” Delphine Viguier-Hovasse, global brand president of L’Oreal Paris (OREP.PA) told Reuters in an interview.

Models including Camille Emilie Razat, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Eva Longoria, Gemma Chan and Soo Joo Park sashayed down the catwalk, blowing kisses and twirling for photographers.

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Andie MacDowell had sparkling eye makeup and a glittering, feather-lined dress, while Coco Rocha donned a slick, electric green mini-dress with matching boots, her bob cut straight.

Part of the L’Oreal group, which also owns Maybelline and Lancome, the label sits in the accessible luxury range, selling products spanning shampoo to more sophisticated skin treatments, costing from around 2.50 euros and to around 35 euros.

Members of the public were invited to the event, which was also shown on digital channels including Instagram, where it counts 10 million followers, and TikTok.

“It is obvious that TikTok is a digital platform that carries an enormous amount of weight with young people because it’s a video platform – and we know that video is the format that is most watched,” said Viguier-Hovasse.

The L’Oreal group has been benefitting from a strong, post-pandemic rebound in demand for beauty products.

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Reporting by Mimosa Spencer; Editing by Sandra Maler

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