NEW YORK—From the legacy award to the breakthrough award, The Accessories Council
hosted the 22nd Annual ACE Awards held at Cipriani 42nd street, here, which honored the individuals and companies both old and new who have furthered the awareness of the use of accessories. In a floral-filled room set with soft blue atmosphere lighting, the ACE Awards were presented to designers, brands, influencers, retailers and celebrities who have helped to promote the importance and use of accessories. Among the honorees that night, Longchamp
received the legacy award accepted by Jean Cassegrain, CEO, of the company. In 2017 Longchamp launched
its eyewear collection with Marchon Eyewear Inc
Additionally, Rachel Shechtman, founder of STORY was awarded with the specialty retailer award presented to her by the iconic Iris Apfel.
Other honorees that night included:
• American Heritage Award – Brooks Brothers
• Breakthrough Award – Allbirds
• Business Excellence Award – The Jewelry Group
• Hall of Fame Award – Sam & Libby Edelman
• Retail Influencer Award – KITH
• Retail Innovation Award – Westfield Corp
• Style Ambassador Award – Tracee Ellis Ross
• Style Influencer Award – Micaela Erlanger
The ACE Awards were created in 1997 to pay homage to those that have made great strides in raising the awareness of the accessories industry. Over the past 22 years, the Accessories Council has honored and recognized global brands and pioneers, positioning them in the forefront of the fashion industry.
Sponsors of the event were Marchon, Sperry, Swarovski, G-III, LIM College, Signal Brands, Caleres, Luxottica, Ross Stores and Judith Leiber Couture.
Jean Cassegrain, CEO of Longchamp, accepts the Longchamp Legacy Award during the 2018 ACE Awards. Photo by Getty.
Jean Cassegrain, CEO of Longchamp with his wife and Nicola Zotta, president of Marchon.
Anne Fulenwider, editor-in-chief of Marie Claire (l) and Jean Cassegrain pose backstage at the 22nd Annual ACE Awards after accepting Longchamp’s Legacy award. Photo by Getty.
Karen Giberson, president of the Accessories Council, addresses the room at the 2018 ACE Awards held at Cipriani in New York City. Photo by Getty.
The 22nd Annual ACE Awards was held at Cipriani New York on Monday, June 11, 2018 and honored individuals and companies who have furthered the awareness and use of accessories. Photo by Getty.
(L to R) Brooks Brothers’ CEO, Claudio Del Vecchio with eyewear consultant Jean Scott and Express Spa’s CEO and Accessories Council board member, Ed Jankowski.
Claudio Del Vecchio, chairman and CEO of Brooks Brothers accepts the American Heritage Award presented to him by Riverdale actor, Casey Cott.
Iris Apfel (l) poses with STORY founder, Rachel Shechtman after presenting Shechtman with the Specialty Retailer Award.
Thomas Burkhardt of Marchon Eyewear (l) with Dan Leonardi of Sperry. Photo by Andrew Werner.
(L to R) Mark Ugenti, Elena Amadini, Kelley Hayes, German Rodriguez, Audra Akbulut, Jamie Wilson (Jobson), Victoria Garcia (Jobson), Giovanna Noe, Eden Wexler, Julia Gall, (accessories director of Marie Claire magazine) at the Safilo table during the ACE Awards.
(L to R) Perri Ginsberg with her father, VSP Global's Mark Ginsberg and Karen Giberson pose for a photo during cocktail hour at the 22nd Annual ACE Awards. Photo by Andrew Werner.
(L to R) Luxottica’s Justin Andrews; Peter Guthy; Michele Pesce; Randee Epstein; Chiara Bernardi; Jane Lehman; Fabrizio Uguzzoni; Daniele Landi and Adam Lustig
Actresses Lupita Nyong’o and Tracee Ellis Ross pose for a photo. Ross was awarded with the Style Ambassador Award that night while Nyong’o presented Micaela Erlanger with the Style Influencer Award during the event. Photo by Getty.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. speaks about Sperry’s continued support of the River Keeper initiative.