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Variety and WWD will fete the second annual StyleMakers event on Nov. 17.

StyeMakers, which takes place at Quixote in West Hollywood, Calif., recognizes the creative behind-the-scenes talent in fashion, beauty and style that made an impact on the entertainment industry in the past year.

Both WWD and Variety are owned by Penske Media Corp.

Presented by Mercedes-Benz and Anastasia Beverly Hills, the event will honor innovators whose work has been seen on shows such as “The Voice” and “Friends,” as well as those whose work has appeared in the pages of  leading fashion magazines worldwide. Honorees to date include designer Zuhair Murad, stylist Petra Flannery, hairstylist Chris McMillan and makeup artist Rachel Goodwin.

Three additional honorees will be unveiled in the coming months for the categories of Costume Designer; Style Innovator, Female, and Style Innovator, Male.

The event will also include two sets of conversations, one with fashion designer honoree Murad, and the second with the soon-to-be-revealed costume designer honoree.

“We’re delighted to be producing our second annual StyleMakers event, recognizing exceptional talents who are sitting right at the creative intersection of fashion and entertainment,” said Ed Nardoza, editor in chief of WWD.

“We are happy to collaborate with our sister publication, WWD, to honor the creative artists and influential talent at the forefront of the fusion of fashion and entertainment,” said Claudia Eller, co-editor in chief of Variety.

Anastasia Soare, founder and chief executive officer of presenting sponsor Anastasia Beverly Hills, offered: “It’s an honor to have such a significant presence at the second annual StyleMakers event. We’re thrilled to be celebrating top talent where fashion, beauty, and entertainment meet.”

Last year, the inaugural StyleMakers celebration took place at Smashbox Studios in Culver City, Calif., and honored fashion designer Zac Posen, style influencer Freida Pinto, costume designer Lyn Paolo, stylist Elizabeth Stewart, hairstylist Jen Atkin, makeup artist Lisa Eldridge and photographer Matthew Rolston.

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