WWD will host the third annual WWD Honors, an annual celebration of individual creative vision and business leadership across the industry. The celebration will anchor WWD’s 2018 CEO Summit on the evening of October 30 in New York.

We are delighted to announce that Leonard Lauder, Chairman Emeritus of the Estée Lauder Companies Inc., will receive the 2018 John B. Fairchild Honor this year. More honorees to come, please check back for updates.


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  • 2018 CEO/Creative Leadership Manny Chirico PVH

    Edward Nardoza Honor for CEO/Creative Leadership

  • 2018 Best-Performing Company / Small-Cap Stefano Curti Markwins
  • 2018 John B. Fairchild Honor Leonard Lauder The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.
  • 2018 Corporate Citizenship Francois-Henri Pinault Kering
  • 2018 Best-Performing Company / Large-Cap Dani Reiss Canada Goose

Past Honorees

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

Event 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.

  • WWD Honorees: Winning in Changing Times

    Emanuel Chirico, Kering, Canada Goose and Markwins are set to be honored at the WWD CEO Summit next month.