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Past Honorees

1985 Edward S. Finkelstein, CEO, R.H. Macy & Co.

1986 Liz Claiborne, Inc.

1987 Marvin Traub, Chairman & CEO, Bloomingdale’s

1988 John Pomerantz, Chairman & CEO, Leslie Fay Companies

1990 The New York Times

1991 Saks Fifth Avenue

1992 Conde Nast Publications

1993 Dillard's Department Stores

1994 Annette Green, President, The Fragrance Foundation

1995 Bergdorf Goodman

1996 Allen Questrom, Chairman & CEO, Federated Department Stores

1997 Jack Shea, Vice Chairman, President & CEO, Spiegel

1998 Barger Tygart, Vice Chairman, JC Penney

1999 Arthur Martinez, Chairman & CEO, Sears

2000 Gene Kahn, President & CEO, May Department Stores Company

2001 Ronald Frasch, Chairman & CEO, Bergdorf Goodman, and Cathleen Black, President, Hearst Magazines

2004 Bill Blass, Designer and Liz Smith, Columnist

2005 Sy Stewart, Vera Wang, Designer, and Mark Weber, President & COO Phillips-Van Heusen (PVH)

2006 Roger Farah, President & COO, Polo Ralph Lauren

2007 Mackey J. McDonald, Chairman & CEO, VF Corporation

2008 Myron Ullman, Chairman & CEO, JC Penney

2009 Steve Sadove, Chairman & CEO, Saks Fifth Avenue

2010 Terry J. Lundgren, Chairman, President & CEO, Macy’s, Inc.

2011 Tim and Johnny Belk, Belk Inc.

2012 William Lauder, Estee Lauder Companies and William Dillard, Dillard's

2013  George Kaufman, Kaufman Management, Kay Krill, ANN INC., and Stefano Tonchi, W Magazine.

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