WSJ. Magazine Celebrates Eighth Annual Innovator Awards

November 8, 2018

The luxury lifestyle magazine honors subjects of the November Innovators issue with exclusive awards ceremony in New York City

NEW YORK, Nov. 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- WSJ. Magazine hosted its eighth annual Innovator Awards at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City last night. Ten pioneering talents, all of whom grace nine separate covers of the magazine’s highly anticipated November issue, were honored among more than 250 guests for their groundbreaking accomplishments in their respective disciplines.

Selected by WSJ. Magazine editors, the honorees were: Herzog & de Meuron (Architecture), Ruth E. Carter (Design), John Legend (Entertainment), Ralph Lauren (Fashion), Jonah Hill (Film), David Chang (Food), Agnes Gund (Philanthropy), Nonny de la Peña (Technology) and Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Television). Each winner was presented with an award designed by the 2011 Design winner, Joris Laarman.

“The ten Innovators we celebrated last night, across nine categories, are all trailblazers in their fields,” said Kristina O’Neill, editor in chief of WSJ. Magazine. “It was truly inspiring to be in the same room with so many talented individuals, each of whom had the drive and courage to break with tradition as they established new ones of their own.”

“WSJ. Magazine’s Innovators, now in its eighth year, has become a hallmark of what our readers expect of our magazine – identifying and heralding the most influential change agents making their mark on our culture,” said Anthony Cenname, Publisher of WSJ. Magazine. “I couldn’t be prouder of the platform’s enormous growth, and am honored to celebrate this year’s remarkable Innovators with the participation of our dedicated media partners.”

WSJ.’s November issue will be available in the U.S. on November 10th. Features on each Innovator Award recipient can be found online at wsjmagazine.com/innovators

Harry Winston, Barney’s and Flexjet sponsored this year’s event.

2018 HONOREES and PRESENTERS Architecture / Herzog & De Meuron As the Swiss firm founded by Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron celebrates its 40th anniversary, its ideas and approaches are still fresh with each new project. Presenter Dasha Zhukova

Design / Ruth E. Carter For the celebrated costume designer, this year’s Black Panther was a shift from rigorous historicism to fantastical Afrofuturism—and a career-defining project that put her talents in high demand. Presenter Lupita Nyong’o

Entertainment / John Legend Beyond chart-topping ballads, Oscar-winning anthems, Emmy-winning broadcasts and Tony-winning revivals, the singer-songwriter uses his voice in service of activism and social justice. Presenter Gayle King

Fashion / Ralph Lauren For five decades, Ralph Lauren has been creating a sweeping vision of America that draws inspiration from the Western plains to the boardrooms of Manhattan. Now he’s looking ahead to what’s next for his $9.85 billion corporation. Presenter Virgil Abloh

Film / Jonah Hill From comedic sidekick to leading man, two-time Oscar nominee Jonah Hill takes on his latest (and most natural) role yet—as director and writer of his debut feature film, Mid90s. Presenter Channing Tatum

Food / David Chang David Chang has created a culinary universe that spans restaurants, podcasts, TV and more. With new ventures and his first child on the way, Chang continues to evolve. Presenter Chrissy Teigen

Philanthropy / Agnes Gund By combining two of her passions—art and philanthropy—the esteemed collector and patron Agnes Gund is making a lasting mark in both worlds. Presenter Darren Walker

Technology / Nonny de la Peña Long considered a pioneer of virtual and augmented reality,
the “Godmother of VR” unveils her latest technological breakthrough. Presenter Lena Herzog

Television / Phoebe Waller-Bridge With the hit shows Fleabag and Killing Eve, writer-actor- producer Phoebe Waller-Bridge has emerged as one of television’s most distinctive voices—and is looking forward to her next act. Presenter Cara Delevingne

About WSJ. MagazineWSJ. is The Wall Street Journal’s award-winning luxury lifestyle magazine. With authority, sophistication and a unique artistic sensibility, WSJ.’s 12 monthly issues cover a wide range of cultural topics, from fashion and food to architecture and design. Visit www.wsjmagazine.com.

About The Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street Journal is a global news organization that provides leading news, information, commentary and analysis. Published by Dow Jones, The Wall Street Journal engages readers across print, digital, mobile, social, and video. Building on its heritage as the preeminent source of global business and financial news, the Journal includes coverage of U.S. & world news, politics, arts, culture, lifestyle, sports, and health. It holds 36 Pulitzer Prizes for outstanding journalism. The Wall Street Journal is published by Dow Jones, a division of News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV).

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