The Accessories Council Hosts the 15th Annual ACE Awards

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NEW YORK—The Accessories Council hosted the 15th Annual ACE Awards on Nov. 7, 2011. The night included a cocktail reception at Cipriani on 42nd Street followed by a dinner, the awards ceremony and performances by rapper/song-writer Flo Rida. Lead sponsors of the evening included Swarovski, Lincoln, Union Square Agency, Marchon, Judith Leiber and Accessory Network.

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, president of the Accessories Council, Karen Giberson, and designer and chairman of the council, Frank Zambrelli, honored Frank Fialkoff for Haskell Jewels, Mindy Grossman of HSN, journalist Kate Betts, Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig of Marchesa, Marie Claire Magazine, designer Nicole Richie, hat maker Philip Treacy, designer Rebecca Minkoff, Robert Marc, jeweler Temple St. Clair, and Tourneau.

Presenters and guests included models Agyness Deyn, Carmen Dell’Orifice, Coco Rocha and Petra Nemcova; designers Christian Louboutin, Diane von Furstenberg, John Varvatos, Lauren Bush Lauren and Robert Lee Morris, as well as celebrities like Cynthia Nixon, Kyle MacLachlan, Nina Garcia, Queen Latifah, Stephanie March and more.