A legion of stars stepped out to attend the WSJ. Magazine’s 11th annual Innovator Awards on Monday evening, with brunette bombshells Kim Kardashian, Emily Ratajkowski and Demi Moore at the helm.
Held at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, major famous faces across a range of disciplines including Kim all walked the red carpet ahead of the in-person awards gala.
At this year’s ceremony, eight honorees helmed as ‘innovators’ include Kardashian for her billion dollar global brand, Ryan Reynolds for entertainment and entrepreneurship and Lil Nas X for music.
The annual award ceremony honors movers and shakers in areas including: fashion, art, entertainment, architecture, design, technology, the performing arts, philanthropy, food, literature and more.
Additional honorees at the 2021 event are F1 star Lewis Hamilton for sports, Maya Lin for art contributions, Sesame Street for public service, and Colson Whitehead for literature.
The eighth honoree is fashion designer Kim Jones, the Artistic Director for Dior Men’s and Fendi, who collaborated with Kardashian on Fendi x SKIMS.
Presenters for the event are kept largely underwraps but it can be assumed that many of the big names seen on the red carpet who were not honored this year, could be presenting.
Honored: The media mogul who was honored by the magazine for her billion dollar brand SKIMS gave an acceptance speech and addressed a room of stars
Big night: The reality star had flown in town Monday morning from Los Angeles to receive the honor in person and her image with the title ‘brand innovator’ was seen projected on a screen behind her
Honorees: Eight people were honored and include (left to right) Lil Nas X for music, Maya Lin for art contributions, Kardashian for brand, Jones for fashion, Colson Whitehead for literature, Ryan Reynolds for entertainment and entrepreneurship, Lewis Hamilton for sports and Sesame Street for public service, who was represented by Sherrie Westin
Honorees: Kim was pictured with Lil Nas X who was a fellow honoree at the WSJ. Magazine ceremony
Star-studded: Also there in attendance was Demi Moore who posed alongside Kardashian for a photo
Group shot: Kim stood front and center in a group shot with WSJ. Magazine editor Kristina O’Neill (left), honorees Lewis Hamilton and honoree Kim Jones (right) and Moore
Collaborators: Jones (left) is the Artistic Director for Dior Men’s and Fendi, who collaborated with Kardashian on Fendi x SKIMS
Kim was seen leaving the Ritz Carlton and heading to the MOMA where she wowed in a brown latex dress with matching gloves and a pair of snakeskin boots for the evening.
She looked ready to accept an honor for her billion-dollar brand SKIMS and personal brand in general and was pictured with an award at the event.
The media mogul gave an acceptance speech and addressed a room of stars including Emily Ratajkowski, and posed with the likes of Lil Nas X and Demi Moore.
My body: The 30-year-old model recently got people talking with her book of essays titled My Body and was pictured at the event as a possible presenter
Over the shoulder: The model and first time mom was seen solo as she showed off a figure hugging garment that displayed a tasteful amount of cleavage
Sheer delight! Model Karlie Kloss wore a revealing take on a suit that featured a sheer front which she wore with a wired bra underneath
Party in the back! From the back Karlie’s garment was also sheer in the back and was accompanied by matching pants with sheer panels
Veteran: Demi Moore was pictured at the award ceremony and looked classic in a suit that showed a bit of cleavage
Blue velvet: The veteran actress was seen wearing a suit made of crushed velvet which she paired with black boots
Best buds: Demi posed for a photo with one of this year’s honorees fashion designer Kim Jones (pictured) who is the Artistic Director for Dior Men’s and Fendi, who collaborated with Kardashian on Fendi x SKIMS
Model Emily Ratajkowski — who recently got people talking with her book of essays titled My Body — was seen looking demure in a white ruched dress with bright red heels for a splash of color.
Karlie Kloss put on quite the show with her look as she modeled a revealing take on a suit that featured a sheer front which she wore with a wired bra underneath, and matching pants that also featured sheer side panels.
And Demi Moore, 58, looked sensational in a crushed velvet suit which showed off ample cleavage at the event, and posed for a photo with honoree Kim Jones.
The British born designer was recently featured by WSJ. Magazine and pictured alongside Kim Kardashian as they spoke about their Fendi x SKIMS collaboration.
Honorees: Ryan Reynolds (left) and Lil Nas X (right) are two of eight honorees at the 2021 WSJ. Magazine Innovator Awards
Daring: The out-there singer showcased his expert personal style in a head-to-toe Thom Browne look that featured a dog purse and skirt pants
Standout: F1 driver Lewis Hamilton who is also an honoree at the 2021 event was seen in an eye-catching blue suit
Striking colors: Hamilton (left) looked dapper as did fellow WSJ. Magazine 2021 honoree Colson Whitehead (right) in a turquoise suit
Fashion forward: Stepdaughter of VP Kamala Harris, Ella Emhoff was seen with her boyfriend Sam Hine
Dressed up: While Ella (left) wore a white dress and funky sandal shoes with socks, Meadow Walker (right) wore a red party dress with pink satin shoes
Buddies: Meadow (left) was seen mingling with the likes of actress Tommy Dorfman on the red carpet
Layered look: Tommy of 13 Reasons Why fame wore a blazer dress over a band tee and platform combat boots with fishnets
Honorees Ryan Reynolds, Lil Nas X and Lewis Hamilton all showed off their personal style as they got decked out for their big night.
Reynolds was pictured in a three-piece plaid suit as he attended the event solo without wife Blake Lively, and Hamilton wore an eye-catching blue suit.
Fashion risk-taker Lil Nas wore a head-to-toe Thom Browne look that featured a dog purse and skirt pants and he rounded out the look with a pair of heeled boots.
Stepdaughter of Vice President Kamala Harris, Ella Emhoff was seen with her boyfriend Sam Hine, while Meadow Walker was seen mingling with the likes of Tommy Dorfman.
Beaming: Martha Stewart was seen attending the awards as well
Supportive: Kardashian BFF Jonathan ‘FoodGod’ Cheban was pictured to support his right hand gal Kim on her honor
Camel colored: Free Guy director Shawn Levy (left) opted for a camel colored suit as did Moda Operandi co-founder Lauren Santo Domingo
Trio: (left to right) Lazaro Hernandez, Tory Burch, and Jack McCollough pictured at the event
Signature shade: Burch (left) wore a black dress with colorful knit accents while DJ Niks (right) wore a jumpsuit
Musical couple: DJ Niks pictured with Aku Orraca-Tetteh
More looks: Actress Annabelle Dexter-Jones (left) and model James Turlington (right) were seen there
Designer and muse: Model Imaan Hammam (left) stunned in a pale pink dress while posing with designer Brandon Maxwell (right)
Gorgeous: Model Imaan Hammam (left) and theater producer Jordan Roth (right) were present
Others in attendance included Martha Stewart, Free Guy director Shawn Levy, designers Tory Burch, Jason Wu, Brandon Maxwell and Kardashian BFF Jonathan ‘FoodGod’ Cheban.
Once inside famous faces were seen mingling at an intimate sit down dinner at MOMA and each issue of the WSJ. Magazine that featured an honoree was seen on display.
The magazine prepared a 40-minute video that paid tribute to all eight honorees’ accomplishments that seemed to play at the event.
Ladies: Emily and Demi posed for a photo together
Stunners: Karlie was seen with Emily and Wes Gordon (right) inside
Dinner time: The invitees enjoyed an intimate sit down dinner where Ratajkowski appeared deep in conversation
Chit chat: Paul Walker’s daughter Meadow chatted to Hamilton once inside
Pleased to meet you! Lil Nas was seen shaking the hand of Stewart at the dinner
On display: The Montero singer was seen posing with a copy of his WSJ. Magazine cover
Buddying up: Reynolds was seen at a table with Whitehead
Table decor: Martha was pictured with Roth as they chatted while sitting side by side
Man of the hour: Jones (left) was seen with his arm around Moore
Serving looks; Dorfman and Moore were seen mingling during a photo op
Striking: Andreea Diaconu (left) posed for a photo with Kloss
Having a blast: Cheban was seen standing solo as he seemed to arrive before Kim
Odd pairing! FoodGod was seen chatting with Stewart at the intimate event
Though all of the honorees seemed to attend the event, Kim Kardashian was not pictured walking the red carpet.
She was seen leaving the Ritz Carlton after taking a flight from Los Angeles to NYC Monday morning and entering MOMA in a leather brown dress with latex gloves.
Once inside all the honorees were seen taking the stage and giving an acceptance speech while a star-studded room looked on.
Dapper: Ryan seen giving a speech at the intimate affair
Tailored: Ryan looked dapper in his tailored suit for the event, although wife Blake Lively did not join him
Eyes: Lil Nas X was laser focused throughout the night
Win: Lewis held tight to the statue after receiving it, hitting the mic to thank his peers
His words: Lewis was expressive on stage as he accepted the award
In thought: Karlie put her hand under her chin as she listened to the speeches
Laser focus: Emily appeared captivated by the ceremony as she sat and took it all in
Focused: He held on to his award as he took the mic in front of the audience
Speaking: Lil Nas X pictured accepting an award on Monday night at the event
Captivated: Ryan sat besides Whitehead (R) and Shawn Levy (L)
Reynolds who owns Aviation gin and recently purchased the Welsh soccer team Wrexham A.F.C was helmed for entrepreneurship in part, with all honorees being leaders in their respective fields.
The 11th annual award ceremony was sponsored by Samsung and Harry Winston and was Wall Street Journal’s first event in nearly two years as a company.
The 2020 honors were streamed virtually amid the pandemic. And as the 2021 ceremony was held in-person, per NYC COVID-19 guidelines patrons most show proof of vaccination in order to enter indoor spaces such as museums as of September.
No red carpet? Kim Kardashian was pictured entering MOMA in a leather brown dress with latex gloves but did not walk the red carpet it seemed
Multi-faceted: Reynolds who was honored for entrepreneurship in addition to entertainment has a line of gin called Aviation and additionally bought the Welsh soccer team Wrexham A.F.C
Arriving in style: The Old Town Road crooner was seen stepping out a luxury bus and into the MOMA
Gotta go: After receiving the award she was seen making a stylish exit with her team and heading into a waiting SUV
On her way: The KUWTK star beamed from ear to ear as she was escorted by security and an assistant out of the MOMA