New York—The Accessories Council confirmed today that its annual Accessories Council Excellence (ACE) Awards would continue as planned on Monday in New York City, which is recovering from a devastating visit by Hurricane Sandy.
Scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Monday at Cipriani 42nd Street, the awards evening begins with cocktails followed by a seated dinner and awards presentation.
Among the honorees this year are:
•Designer of the Year: Calvin Klein Collection, honoring Francisco Costa, Italo Zucchelli, and Ulrich Grimm
•The Marylou Luther Journalism Award: Constance White, Essence
•Specialty Retailer: C. Wonder
•Brand of the Year: Fossil Inc.
•Retail Innovation: Stella & Dot
•Brand Launch: Theodora & Callum
•Visionary: Vince Camuto
•Business Excellence: American Express
Tickets are still available for purchase for both the seated dinner and awards ($1,000/person for members, $1,500 nonmembers), as well as the cocktail portion of the event ($500/person).
The Council reports that all purchased tickets will now be held until the night of the event and will be available at the will-call station upon arrival
Since the Council’s voicemail system is out of service due to the storm, any inquiries or ticket information may be obtained by emailing: Carolyn@AccessoriesCouncil.org.