WSJ. Magazine’s 2014 Innovator Awards

On Wednesday, November 5, 2014, WSJ. Magazine held its 4th Annual Innovator Awards at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Ermenegildo Zegna, Samsung and Singapore Airlines sponsored this signature platform with support from Glenfiddich. The evening celebrated the groundbreaking achievements of pioneers across multiple disciplines including architecture, art, entrepreneurship, fashion, food, performing arts and technology.

 

ARCHITECTURE: SOU FUGIMOTO
presented by Toshiko Mori

Fujimoto’s designs eschew the predictable and often force viewers to relate to space in a new way, making the Tokyo-based architect a hero in his field.

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Sou Fujimoto, Toshiko Mori
Photo Credit: Joe Shildhorn, Matteo Prandoni, Will Ragozzino from BFAnyc.com

 

ART: KARA WALKER
presented by Philippe Vergne

On the heels of her wildly successful installation at the Domino Sugar Factory in New York, the artist Kara Walker prepares for a new exhibition and opens up about what drives her fearless exploration of race and sexuality.

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Kara Walker
Photo Credit: Joe Shildhorn, Matteo Prandoni, Will Ragozzino from BFAnyc.com

 

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: DR. DRE + JIMMY IOVINE
presented by Eminem

After the runaway success of Beats—recently bought by Apple for $3 billion—the duo is launching a new academy at the University of Southern California with the goal of inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurs.

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Eminem, Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine
Photo Credit: Joe Shildhorn, Matteo Prandoni, Will Ragozzino from BFAnyc.com

 

FASHION: NICOLAS GHESQUIÈRE
presented by Jennifer Connelly

After being named artistic director of Louis Vuitton’s women’s collections last year, fashion designer Nicolas Ghesquière ushers in a new chapter at one of the crown jewels of the LVMH empire, while striking a balance between the past and the future.

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Nicolas Ghesquière, Jennifer Connelly
Photo Credit: Joe Shildhorn, Matteo Prandoni, Will Ragozzino from BFAnyc.com

 

FOOD: RENÉ REDZEPI
presented by Alex Alta

After the loss of his restaurant’s best-in-the-world title in 2013, Danish chef René Redzepi is back on top with 90 new avant-garde recipes and a pop-up eatery in Japan.

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Alex Atala, René Redzepi
Photo Credit: Joe Shildhorn, Matteo Prandoni, Will Ragozzino from BFAnyc.com

 

PERFORMING ARTS: CHARLES ‘LIL BUCK’ RILEY
presented by Madonna
escorted by Joan Smalls

Dancer Lil Buck combined a style of Memphis street dancing with the rigor of classical ballet, astonishing everyone from Madonna to Damian Woetzel with his graceful moves.

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Lil Buck, Madonna
Photo Credit: Joe Shildhorn, Matteo Prandoni, Will Ragozzino from BFAnyc.com

 

TECHNOLOGY: RESHMA SAUJANI
presented by Natasha Driver

Saujani founded Girls Who Code with the goal of closing the gender gap in tech. After partnering with industry giants Facebook and Google, she has a new goal: to teach a million young women to code by 2020.

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Reshma Saujani, Natasha Driver
Photo Credit: Joe Shildhorn, Matteo Prandoni, Will Ragozzino from BFAnyc.com