WWD Names Honorees of Its First Annual Fashion Industry Honors

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Ralph Lauren, Christian Dior’s Sidney Toledano, Pandora A/S, Farfetch UK Limited, and Inditex to be celebrated at WWD’s 2016 CEO Summit.

Women’s Wear Daily (WWD), the leading source of news for the fashion, retail and beauty industries, today announced the full set of honorees of the first-annual WWD Honors, celebrating outstanding company performance, executive leadership and social responsibility. The honorees will be recognized the evening of October 25th with a cocktail reception sponsored by Hudson Yards and dinner sponsored by American Express, on the opening night of the 2016 WWD Apparel & Retail CEO Summit.

Ralph Lauren, executive chairman and chief creative officer of Ralph Lauren Corp., will be awarded the first-ever John B. Fairchild Honor, named for WWD’s late chairman and editorial director, and honoring a career of influence and distinction.

Additional WWD Honors recipients are:
●    Sidney Toledano, president and chief executive of Christian Dior, for CEO/Creative Leadership
●    Pandora A/S for Best-Performing Company, Large Cap
●    Farfetch UK Limited for Best-Performing Company, Small Cap
●    Industria de Diseño Textil S.A. (Inditex) for Corporate Citizenship

“We are very pleased to be formally recognizing these remarkable companies and individuals who are truly leading the way in the fashion industry,” said Ed Nardoza, editor in chief of WWD. “From individual lifetime achievement in leadership and design, to driving huge volume in merchandise sales, to promoting safe, ethical, and environmental standards in manufacturing, the honorees recognized here represent the vanguard in an ever-evolving fashion world.”

With 30+ annual events, Fairchild Summits & Events brings the editorial properties of Fairchild Media to life by connecting the titans of industry at events designed to inform and inspire. With content curated by WWD’s renowned editorial team, it’s where relationships are born and deals are made.

For more information about Fairchild Summits and the WWD Honors visit http://summits.wwd.com/

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