Stanley Marcus created The Neiman Marcus Award for Distinguished Service in the Field of Fashion to recognize designers as well as local and international trendsetters, and to bring a higher profile to the store. The winners are:

1938

Germaine Monteil

Nettie Rosenstein

Dorothy Liebes

Louise B. Gallagher

Dan Palter

George Miller

Mr. John

Richard Koret



1939

Hattie Carnegie

Clare Potter

Elizabeth Arden

John Cavanagh

Janet May



1940

Elsa Schiaparelli

Sylvan Stroock

Edna Woolman Chase

Lilly Daché



1941

Eleanor LeMaire

Carmel Snow

Anthony Blotta

Omar Kiam

Madame Tobe

Max Meyer



1942

Voris

Betsy Talbot Blackwell

Norman Norell



1943

Adrian



1944

Countess Mara

Brooke Cadwallader

Ben King

Jo Copeland



1945

Vera Marghab

Louis A. Weinberg

Emily Wilkens

Tiny Leser

Mrs. Thea Tewi

Dr. Francis Taylor

Maurice Rentner



1946

Mrs. Howard (Slim) Hawkes

Mr. William Phelps

Adele Simpson

John Gates

Mr. William H. Joyce

Mrs. Faei Joyce



1947

Irene

Christian Dior

Salvatore Ferragamo

Norman Hartnell



1948

Madame Henri Bonnet

General Julius Ochs Adler

Claire McCardell

Antonio Castillo



1949

Alice Cadolle

Mrs. Robert Geissman

David Evins

Jacques Fath



1950

Gloria Swanson

Pauline TrigéreFleur Meyer

Bonnie Cashin



1951

Michelle Murphy

Mrs. Ernestine Cannon

Jane Derby

Ben Zuckerman

Jacques Lesur



1952

Anne Fogarty

Roger Fare

Vincent Monte Sano

Dolores Del Rio



1953

Marchesa Olga di Gresy

Charles James

Ben Sommers

Gilbert and Helen Orcel



1954

James Galanos

Emilio Pucci

Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Levine



1955

Mrs. Florence Eiseman

Pierre Balmain

Sally Kirkland

Henry Dreyfuss

Vera Maxwell

HSH The Princess of Monaco



1956

Cecil Beaton

Guiliana Camerino

Marie-Louis Bousquet



1957

Mademoiselle Gabrielle Chanel



1958

Yves Saint Laurent

Jens Quistgaard

Helen Lee



1959

Rosalind Russell

Arnold Scaasi

Piero Fornasetti

Emme



1960

Dinah Shore

Sylvia Pedlar

Edward Burke Smith

Roger Jean-Pierre

Claude Staron



1961

Greer Garson

Harry Rolnick

Count Ferdinando Sarmi

Roger Vivier

Sydney Wragge



1962

Estée Lauder

James Laver

Sports Illustrated

Jules Francois Crahay



1963

Georges Braque

Maurice Tumarkin

Margaret Clarke Miller

Bud Kilpatrick



1964-65

Geoffrey Beene

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Edelman

Tzaims Luksus



1966

Madame Helen Lazareff

Jacques Tiffeau

Lucie Ann

Mary Brosnan



1967

Fiamma FerragamoValentino

Lydia de Roma

Giancarlo Venturini

The Artisans of Florence



1968

Roland Jourdan

Kenneth Jay Lane

Oscar de la Renta

Armi Ratia



1969

Bernard Kayman

Anne Klein

Bill Blass

Emanuel Ungaro

Gloria Vanderbilt Cooper



1973

Levi Strauss & Company

Hanae Mori

Mr. and Mrs. Ottavio Missoni

Jean Muir

Ralph Lauren



1979

Giorgio Armani

Richard Avedon

Artisans of Baccarat

Perry Ellis

Mary McFadden



1980

Karl Lagerfeld

Judith Leiber



1984

Issey Miyake

Jack Lenor Larsen



1995

Stanley Marcus

Miuccia Prada

Jean-Paul Goudé

Grace Mirabella



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