WSJ. Magazine Celebrates Seventh Annual Innovator Awards

WSJ. Magazine Celebrates Seventh Annual Innovator Awards

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

NEW YORK, Nov. 02, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- WSJ. Magazine hosted its seventh
annual Innovator Awards at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City last
night. Seven trailblazing talents, all of whom are featured in the magazine’s
highly anticipated November issue, were honored among more than 200 guests for
their groundbreaking accomplishments in their respective disciplines.

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Selected by WSJ. Magazine editors, the honorees were:  Reese Witherspoon
(Entertainment), Raf Simons (Fashion), Roman and Williams (Design), Ryan
Heffington (Performing Arts), (Technology), Mark Bradford (Art),
and Diller Scofidio + Renfro (Architecture).  Each winner was presented with
an award designed by the 2011 Design winner, Joris Laarman.

“The seven Innovators honored last night ​have all defined new ways of
engaging with the world in their respective fields. WSJ. Magazine is so proud
to celebrate their achievements together in one room​ and spotlight their
talents in the issue," said Kristina O’Neill, editor in chief of WSJ.

“Our readers expect WSJ. Magazine to lead the charge in terms of identifying
the game-changers making their mark on our culture and celebrating their
contributions.” says Anthony Cenname, Publisher of WSJ. Magazine. “Now in our
seventh year of Innovators, the influence and impact of this platform has
grown beyond all expectation. I couldn’t be more pleased with the issue, the
event, and the participation of our sponsorship partners who return year after

WSJ.’s November issue will be available in the U.S. on November 4 and
internationally on November 5. Features on each Innovator Award recipient are
now online at

Founding Sponsor Cartier along with Flexjet and Autograph Collection sponsored
this year’s event.

Entertainment / Reese Witherspoon: With projects ranging from the acclaimed
HBO series Big Little Lies to her production franchise to her growing
lifestyle brand, the actress, producer and entrepreneur has become a force in
female storytelling. Award presented by Diane Von Furstenberg.

Fashion / Raf Simons: The rigorous Belgian designer has become known as a
quiet renegade for his thought-provoking yet lyrical work. Now he is bringing
his super-modern vision to the multibillion-dollar Calvin Klein corporation.
Award presented by Marc Jacobs.

Design / Roman and Williams: Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch’s firm is
known for fantastical spaces—just ask Gwyneth Paltrow and the curators at the
Metropolitan Museum of Art. Now the partners expand their vision with their
first retail store in New York City. Award presented by Gwyneth Paltrow.

Performing Arts / Ryan Heffington: What unites the Netflix series The OA, the
heist thriller Baby Driver and the world-conquering video for Sia’s
“Chandelier”? The revolutionary choreographer who fearlessly taps into his
inner weirdo. Award presented by Maddie Ziegler.

Technology / Founded by Luyu Yang and Alex Zhu, the social-media
platform—on which millions of teenagers post videos—has captured
the attention of a generation and is rippling through the music industry.
Award presented by Joe Jonas.

Art / Mark Bradford: After a blockbuster presentation at the 57th Venice
Biennale, the acclaimed artist prepares to exhibit a 400-foot painting—his
largest work to date—at the Hirshhorn Museum. Award presented by Glenn Lowry.

Architecture / Diller Scofidio + Renfro: With four major works under
construction in New York alone, and more across the globe, the firm led by
Elizabeth Diller, Ricardo Scofidio, Charles Renfro and Benjamin Gilmartin has
gone from downtown phenomenon to international powerhouse. Award presented by
Roni Horn.

About WSJ. Magazine
WSJ. 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

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