Even in a recession, WSA still had a hint of glamour. In the Venetian Suites, high-end players including Claudia Ciuti and Ruthie Davis proved that a downturn doesn’t have to be dowdy. On Feb. 11, Davis held court at the Blush nightclub for a charity auction benefiting the Clothes Off Our Back Foundation (for more, see FN Picks on page 38). The next evening, at the Glass Slipper Awards, WSA Collections Director Leslie Gallin honored several exhibitors, including attention grabber Greg Dreaver of Manitobah Mukluks, who took home the award for Best New Exhibitor Suite Design. Later that night, revelers joined Christian Audigier and friends at footwear’s club of choice, Blush, to party ’til dawn.
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