NEW YORK, Nov. 5, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- WSJ. Magazine hosted its fourth annual Innovator Awards at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City on Wednesday evening, honoring the most innovative and influential talents whose groundbreaking accomplishments have shaped their respective fields.
The honorees were: Sou Fujimoto (Architecture); Kara Walker (Art); Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine (Entrepreneurship); Nicholas Ghesquière (Fashion); René Redzepi (Food); Lil Buck (Performing Arts); and Reshma Saujani (Technology).
Each winner—chosen by WSJ. Magazine editors—was presented with an award designed by the 2011 Design winner Joris Laarman and is featured in the November Innovators issue, which is up 47 percent in advertising year over year.
"We are incredibly excited about the remarkable lineup of this year's Innovators," said Kristina O'Neill, editor in chief of WSJ. Magazine. "We spend months deliberating over the winners, and the process is always inspiring. Choosing them is a bit like planning the perfect dinner party. Which is why the event at MoMA, with so many other cultural leaders in attendance, has become WSJ.'s most anticipated evening of the year."
Publisher Anthony Cenname added, "Over the past four years, the Innovators platform has continued to grow both in style and scope, resonating with our readers and advertisers alike. At their core, both are driven by innovation, creativity and success."
This year's awards were sponsored by Ermenegildo Zegna, Samsung and Singapore Airlines.
The November issue hits newsstands on November 8 in the U.S. and November 7 internationally, and is available online at WSJMagazine.com.
2014 HONOREES & PRESENTERS
ARCHITECTURE | SOU FUJIMOTO: The Japanese architect's "future primitive" structures boldly harmonize nature and built environments—and offer radical new versions of walls, ceilings and floors. Award presented by Toshiko Mori.
ART | KARA WALKER: A New York–based artist, Walker is best known for her candid investigation of race, gender, sexuality and violence through silhouetted figures that have appeared in numerous exhibitions worldwide. Award presented by Philippe Vergne.
ENTREPRENEURSHIP | DR. DRE & JIMMY IOVINE: The duo behind the phenomenal success of Beats, recently purchased by Apple for $3 billion, has launched a new dream factory: the Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy, a program devoted to arts, technology and the business of innovation. Award presented by Eminem.
FASHION | NICOLAS GHESQUIÈRE: The designer whose adventurous silhouettes and cutting-edge use of fabric have made an indelible mark on fashion is bringing his talent to a jewel in the crown of the LVMH empire: the legendary house of Louis Vuitton. Award presented by Jennifer Connelly.
FOOD | RENÉ REDZEPI: As one of the world's most revered chefs and the co-owner of Noma, Redzepi has developed a cuisine that celebrates Copenhagen's ingredients, location and seasons. Award presented by Alex Atala.
PERFORMING ARTS | LIL BUCK: One of the world's elite dancers, Charles "Lil Buck" Riley is an ambassador of the street dance jookin', a style that has evolved from the mid-'80s in Memphis, Tennessee, and consists of a bounce, specific steps, gliding, tippy-toeing and your own imagination. Award presented by Madonna.
TECHNOLOGY | RESHMA SAUJANI: The founder of Girls Who Code is galvanizing a tech industry facing a stark gender imbalance with her ambitious plan to teach one million young women to program by 2020. Award presented by Natasha Driver.
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