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.