Not every beauty executive would relish being compared to a teenager, but Estée Lauder group president John Demsey takes it for the compliment it is. Demsey is a voracious consumer of pop culture, with an astonishing feel for who (and what) is hip, hot and happening in the worlds of music, movies, celebrity, style, art, fashion and photography. In his stewardship of brands like MAC and Estée Lauder, he has proven himself equally adept at translating that knowledge directly into sales. Spend any time with him, and what becomes immediately clear is that Demsey is a man in perpetual motion, who is equally as comfortable crunching numbers with the chief executive officer of Saks Fifth Avenue as he is whispering conspiratorially with pop star Nicki Minaj as he leads her to a front-row seat at a fashion show.
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; Styles 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)