Neiman Marcus Fashion Award
The Neiman Marcus Award for Distinguished Service in the Field of Fashion was a yearly award created in 1938 by Carrie Marcus Neiman and Stanley Marcus. Unlike the Coty Award, it was not limited to American-based fashion designers. Recipients of the Neiman Marcus Awards include couturiers, non-American-based designers, journalists, manufacturers, and celebrities and style icons who had had a significant personal influence upon fashion such as Grace Kelly and Grace Mirabella. The award was typically presented to multiple recipients each year, rather than to a single individual, although Adrian was the sole winner in 1943, a feat repeated in 1957 by Coco Chanel. From 1969 the awards became increasingly intermittent, with ceremonies held in 1973, 1979, 1980, 1984 and 1995, the last year in which the awards were presented. For the final ceremony, the founder, Stanley Marcus, received one of his own awards.
This is a complete list of recipients of the Neiman Marcus Fashion Award from 1938 onwards.
- Louise B. Gallagher
- Richard Koret
- Dorothy Liebes
- George Miller
- Germaine Monteil
- Dan Palter
- Nettie Rosenstein
- John M. Gates, design director for Steuben Glass Works
- William H. and Faie Joyce of Joyce Shoes
- Slim Keith (as Mrs. Leland Hayward)
- William Phelps
- Adele Simpson
- Mme. Henri Bonnet (wife of Henri Bonnet, French Ambassador to the United States 1944-54)
- Antonio del Castillo
- Claire McCardell
- Julius Ochs Adler
The awards for 1964 and 1965 were combined into one award for the two years
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