Accessory Council Holds 13th Annual ACE Awards

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 Lady Gaga with designer Marc
Jacobs who presenter her with
her Stylemaker Award.

  
Vision Monday’s own Marge Axelrad (r)
with Karen Gibberson (l) president of
the Accessories Council.

New York—The Accessories Council held their 13th Annual ACE Awards ceremony on Nov. 2, 2009 at Cipriani’s on 42nd Street, to honor individuals and companies who have furthered the awareness and use of accessories, as well as designers, brands, retailers, celebrities and media outlets who have helped to enhance sales and promote accessories at the consumer level.

The night included a cocktail reception followed by a dinner and awards ceremony hosted by Robert Verdi. Lead sponsors of the evening included Marchon and Cole Haan, while Luxottica also lent support to the event.

Honorees included Burberry for Brand of the Year; Tomas Maier for Bottega Veneta as Designer of the Year; Lady Gaga received the Stylemaker Award; Diane Von Furstenberg the Accessory Visionary Award; Barbie was named Fashion Icon; Fred Allard of Nine West received the

  
(L to R) Marchon’s Claudio Gottardi with
designer, presenter and ACE award
honoree Diane Von Furstenberg,
Marchon’s Al Berg and Calvin Klein.

Influencer Award; Toms Shoes received the Humanitarian Award; Zappos.com was named Retailer of the Year; Gilt Groupe was honored for Retail Innovation; Hal Rubenstein, fashion director of InStyle was awarded the Marylou Luther Award for Fashion Journalism; and V Magazine was named Magazine of the Year.