ACCESSORIES COUNCIL ANNOUNCES
FIRST ROUND OF 2010 ACE AWARDS HONOREES
May 20, 2010 New York- The Accessories Council is excited to announce its first round of honorees for the 2010 Accessories Council Excellence (ACE) Awards Gala, highlighting individuals and brands that have made a significant contribution to the accessories industry. The 2010 ACE Awards are scheduled to be held on Monday November 1st at Cipriani 42nd Street in midtown New York.
The ACE Awards were created in 1995 to pay homage to those individuals and groups that have made great strides in raising the awareness of the accessories industry. The purpose of the awards is to celebrate those who have had a positive impact on accessory consumption during the prior year. Awards are given to designers, retailers, journalists, celebrities and emerging companies.
Honorees are nominated and voted upon by their peers in the accessory industry, retailers, the Accessories Council Board of Directors and the fashion press. Honorees are announced in advance of the event which takes place annually.
“This year’s ACE Awards nominees represent some of the best and most influential brands and people in the accessories industry,” remarked Accessories Council President Karen Giberson. “We are looking forward to a spectacular event in November and will be releasing the rest of the nominees later this year.”
A partial list of 2010 ACE Awards Gala honorees are listed below:
- Brand Collaboration- Maria Sharapova and Cole Haan
- Brand Launch of the Year- RACHEL Rachel Roy for Macy’s
- Business Visionary Award- Al Berg of Marchon
- Designer of the Year- Alber Elbaz for Lanvin
- E-tailer of the Year- Net-a-porter
- Hall of Fame- Tiffany & Co.
- Humanitarian Award- Lauren Bush for FEED Project
- Marylou Luther Award for Fashion Journalism- Kim Hastreiter, Paper Magazine
- Retailer of the Year- Henri Bendel
Additional nominees will be announced in the fall 2010.
Tickets and tables to the 2010 ACE Awards Gala are currently available for $1,000 per person or $10,000 for a table of ten for Accessories Council members ($1,200 pp and $12,000 per table for non-members). Tickets can be purchased by calling 212.947.1135 Accessories Council or email@example.com
About the Accessories Council
The Accessories Council is a not-for-profit, national advocacy organization established in 1995. Our mission is to stimulate consumer awareness and demand for fashion accessory products. We serve the industry globally which generates over $30 billion dollars annually in the United States alone.
Over the past 5 years, membership has grown to include over 150 corporations representing the world’s leading brand names, designers, publications, retailers and associated providers for the accessories, eyewear and footwear industries.
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