WSJ. Magazine’s
2013 Innovator Awards

On Wednesday, November 6, 2013, WSJ. Magazine celebrated the 3rd Annual Innovator Awards, presented by Cartier, Citi, and Olympus, at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The program honored a celebrated group of influential trailblazers in architecture, art, design, entertainment, fashion, humanitarianism and technology – categories that are core to the DNA of WSJ. Magazine.

 

ENTERTAINMENT: DAFT PUNK
presented by Pharrell Williams
escorted by Gisele Bündchen

The runaway success of their fourth studio album, Random Access Memories, and the inescapable “Get Lucky,” has made 2013 the ever-evolving robot duo’s knockout year.

Pharrell Williams, Daft Punk, Gisele BündchenCredit: Neil Rasmus/BFAnyc.com, Will Ragozzino/BFAnyc.com

Pharrell Williams, Daft Punk, Gisele Bündchen
Credit: Neil Rasmus/BFAnyc.com, Will Ragozzino/BFAnyc.com

 

TECHNOLOGY: NICK D’ALOISIO
presented by Joshua Kushner

When a Hong Kong billionaire emailed a London tech start-up to inquire about investing, he didn’t realize the company was actually a kid working in his bedroom. Meet the 18-year-old who became an overnight millionaire by inventing an app that may revolutionize how we read on the go.

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Nick D’Aloisio
Credit: Neil Rasmus/BFAnyc.com, Will Ragozzino/BFAnyc.com

 

ARCHITECTURE: DAVID ADJAYE
presented by Lorna Simpson

With his plans for the Smithsonian’s African American museum and a host of other groundbreaking projects—from Manhattan to Moscow, London to Lagos—Adjaye is forging a new kind of global architecture.

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David Adjaye, Lorna Simpson
Credit: Neil Rasmus/BFAnyc.com, Will Ragozzino/BFAnyc.com

 

FASHION: PAT MCGRATH
presented by André Leon Talley

From backstage at runway shows for top designers to the research lab of Proctor & Gamble, one highly inventive makeup artist sets the trends season after season—and single-handedly changes the face of beauty.

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André Leon Talley, Pat McGrath
Credit: Neil Rasmus/BFAnyc.com, Will Ragozzino/BFAnyc.com

 

HUMANITARIAN: ALICE WATERS
presented by David Chang

A pioneer of farm-to-table cuisine and founder of the legendary Chez Panisse, Waters changed the way Americans think about food. After rebuilding her restaurant from the ashes of a devastating fire, she’s championing her cause as urgently as ever.

David Chang, Alice WatersCredit: Neil Rasmus/BFAnyc.com, Will Ragozzino/BFAnyc.com

David Chang, Alice Waters
Credit: Neil Rasmus/BFAnyc.com, Will Ragozzino/BFAnyc.com

 

ART: DO HO SUH
presented by Rochelle Steiner

From three-dimensional fabric sculptures of his parents’ house in Korea to an intimate drawing of his New York studio, Suh’s work investigates the idea of home—and what it means to belong in the 21st century.

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Do Ho Suh
Credit: Neil Rasmus/BFAnyc.com, Will Ragozzino/BFAnyc.com

 

DESIGN: THOMAS WOLTZ
presented by Thom Browne

With his highest-profile project to date, the greening of New York City’s $15 billion Hudson Yards development, this advocate of environmental sustainability is tapping into the power of a well-designed urban landscape to reveal our shared history—and find a more harmonious future.

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Thomas Woltz, Martha Stewart, Thom Browne
Credit: Neil Rasmus/BFAnyc.com, Will Ragozzino/BFAnyc.com