ACE Awards: Philip Treacy to Receive Designer of the Year

Milliner Philip Treacy in his studio.

Milliner Philip Treacy in his studio. Photo: Kevin Davies

New York—We all know that accessories make the woman, and the Accessories Council’s 15th Annual 2011 Accessories Council Excellence Awards (ACE Awards) gives credit where credit is due.

The Accessories Council released a partial list of 2011 honorees (the rest will be announced in the Fall).

  • Designer of the Year: Philip Treacy
  • Mary Lou Luther Journalism Award: Kate Betts
  • Business Visionary Award: Miriam Haskell’s Frank Fialkoff
  • E-tailer: HSN
  • Visionary Award: Robert Marc
  • Magazine of the Year: Marie Claire
  • Breakthrough Award: Rebecca Minkoff
  • Hall of Fame: Temple St. Clair
  • Specialty Retailer: Tourneau

The awards ceremony and reception will be held on November 7th at Cipriani 42nd Street.

A Timely Win

British milliner Philip Treacy’s timely win for Designer of the Year showed how much the royal wedding put dramatic hats and fascinators on the current fashion map.

The ACE Awards were created in 1995 to celebrate individual designers and groups that impacted accessories by raising awareness of the industry as a whole. The awards always focus on those who made the strongest impact on accessory consumption during the prior year.

Designers, retailers, journalists, celebrities and emerging companies are selected by the industry and honorees are nominated and voted upon by the accessories industry, retailers and the Accessories Council Board of Directors.

To attend the awards event on November 7, contact the Accessories Council at 212-947-1135, Tickets and tables to the 2011 ACE Awards Gala are currently available for $1,000 per person or $10,000 for a table of ten for Accessories Council members ($1,200 pp and $12,000 per table for non-members).


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Lauren Parker, Accessories Magazine

Lauren Parker, Editor-in-Chief, Accessories Magazine &
As Editor-in-Chief of Accessories for the past 14 years, Lauren Parker has covered women's fashion accessories both from a retail business perspective and a fashion point of view. She frequently judges industry design competitions and loves seeing the next generation of designers come into their own. In previous full-time magazine jobs and freelance gigs, she’s written about practically every angle of fashion lifestyle living, including women's fashion accessories, fine jewelry, Caribbean travel, private jets, Hampton’s real estate, the New York art scene, the bridal industry, men’s lifestyle and being a mom. She loves meeting designers and seeing how their latest offerings capture the current zeitgeist and fit into the entire cultural and social picture.