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2010 June 21

Alber Elbaz Scores an ACE

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(NEW YORK) Alber-philes, mark your calendars: the Lanvin creative director will be making his way back to New York (after a recent stopover for resort presentations) on November 1. The occasion? The 2010 Accessories Council Excellence (ACE) Awards Gala, where Elbaz will be honored with the top prize, the Designer of the Year award. “This year’s ACE Awards nominees represent some of the best and most influential brands and people in the accessories industry,” said Accessories Council president Karen Giberson in a statement. “We are looking forward to a spectacular event in November and will be releasing the rest of the winners later this year.”

Elbaz won’t be the only boldface name being honored at Cipriani that evening; other designers, retailers, journalists, celebrities (who could forget last year’s appearance by Lady Gaga?), and megabrands, having been nominated and voted upon by their peers in the accessories industry, will take home trophies. The full list of winners won’t be revealed until the big night, but several honorees have just been named:

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




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