This reporter has attended most of the National Association of Chain Drug Store Annual meetings since 1984. In those days, it was an opulent affair. Men wore tuxedos and women gowns to the opening Saturday night top executive dinner (a Judith Leiber handbag was the gift one year — I stupidly gave it to a friend).
There were hundreds of drugstore chains in attendance such as Peoples, Gray, Revco and Longs — names now gone from the landscape. The mood was always jovial and although some chains competed against each other, they were friendly foes and shared ideas. Revlon even had two nights for its luxurious dinner (held at locales such as the Ritz Carlton and Mar-a-Lago) to find room for all the chains.
Peter Kim's Los Angeles-based premium denim line has always had its finger on the pulse of youth. This season, novelty is back in a way reminiscent of early Aughts, with studs, lace-ups, racing waxed denim and more. For more highlights if some of the key brands at the Vegas trade shows, go to WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: Patrick Gray; Styled by @thealexbadia; Story by @karihamanaka and @marcy_wwd)
"I was driving back on Saturday afternoon from the beach, and I just saw this sign saying 'Skydiving for $95.' And I was like, I can't not sky dive for $95," says Tom Bateman about a moment in Hawaii while shooting "Snatched." #wwdeye (📷: @vsteves; Interview by @ktauer; Styled by @thealexbadia)