Joan Smalls and Lil’ Buck – photography by Daniel Jackson for WSJ. Magazine, Styling by George Cortina
WSJ always puts a fresh twist on the fashion formula so it seems fitting that the magazine would salute the world’s premiere innovators with a special evening of art & fashion. Luminaries from Beats Electronics founders Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, to revolutionary dancer Lil’ Buck went home with trophies in honor of their contributions to culture, while well-heeled guests like Constance Jablonski, Tao Okamoto, Tabitha Simmons and Derek Blasberg took in the festivities at the Museum of Modern Art. The full set of honorees included artist Kara Walker, chef René Redzepi, architect Sou Fujimoto, designer Nicolas Ghesquière and Girls who Code founder, Reshma Saujani.
The corresponding issue of WSJ is no less impressive, with Lil’ Buck and Joan Smalls sharing the frontpage in a striking shot by Daniel Jackson. The mid-air leaps and intricate moves featured in the story make the most of Lil’ Bucks dance ability and the high flying choreography pushes Joan to new heights with her expressive poses adding another layer of excitement to Jackson’s images. Experience the editorial and the star-studded festivities below and read the full interview – complete with video of Joan & Lil’ Buck at WSJ.com