WWD will host the third annual WWD Honors, an annual celebration of individual creative vision and business leadership across the industry. This year’s honorees are to be announced, please check back for updates.


The celebration will anchor WWD’s 2018 CEO Summit on the evening of October 30 in New York.

View the 2018 WWD CEO Summit information and speaker line up.


October 30


WWD CEO Summit

Past Honorees

  • 2017 John B. Fairchild Honor Karl Lagerfeld
  • 2016 John B. Fairchild Honors Ralph Lauren
  • 2017 CEO / Creative Leadership Marco Bizzarri
  • 2016 CEO / Creative Leadership Sidney Toledano
  • 2017 Best Performing Company, Large Cap Moncler
  • 2017 Best Performing Company, Small Cap The RealReal
  • 2017 Corporate Citizenship Patagonia

Past Editorial Coverage

  • Leonard Lauder to Receive John B. Fairchild Honor

    The chairman emeritus of the Estée Lauder Cos. Inc. will receive the honor at the WWD Apparel & Retail CEO Summit in October.

  • Karl Lagerfeld on Longevity, Work Ethic and Creativity

    Lagerfeld was the second recipient of the John B. Fairchild Honor. In conversation with WWD's Bridget Foley, he discussed his career.

  • Ralph Lauren Receives John B. Fairchild Honor

    The award recognizes Lauren’s brilliant creative vision and business acumen, and the audacity with which he fused the two into a $7.5 billion dollar global empire.

  • WWD Unveils Recipients of First Honors Awards

    Sidney Toledano, Pandora, Farfetch and Inditex join Ralph Lauren as WWD honorees.


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