The Accessories Council Hosts 2012 ACE Awards

NEW YORK—The Accessories Council hosted the 16th Annual ACE Awards on Nov. 5, 2012. The night included a cocktail reception at Cipriani on 42nd Street followed by a dinner and the awards ceremony. Lead sponsors of the evening included Swarovski, Marchon, Judith Leiber Trebbianno and G-III.

Annually, the Accessories Council, a not-for-profit national advocacy group, presents the ACE Awards to those who have helped to enhance sales and promote accessories at the consumer level. This year, the president of the Accessories Council, Karen Giberson, and designer and chairman of the council, Frank Zambrelli, honored Calvin Klein Collection, Constance White, C. Wonder, American Express, Assouline, Vince Camuto, Fossil Inc., Theodora & Callum, Camila Alves and Stella & Dot with awards.

Presenters and guests included Francisco Costa, Italo Zucchelli and Ulrich Grimm of Calvin Klein Collection, actresses Julianne Moore, Olivia Wilde, Tika Sumpter and Katrina Bowden, Tim Gunn, New York Giants’ Victor Cruz and more.

 The Accessory Council’s 2012 ACE Awards event committee.  Calvin Klein’s Tom Murray and Marchon’s Pierre Bessez.
 (L to R) Calvin Klein Collection’s Italo Zucchelli and Francisco Costa with award presenter Julianne Moore, Ulrich Grimm of Calvin Klein Collection and the Accessory Council’s Frank Zambrelli.
 Olivia Wilde attended the 2012 ACE Awards to present the award to Vince Camuto.