21st Annual ACE Awards Fetes Industry’s Finest

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The 21st Annual ACE Awards at swanky Cipriani 42nd Street was a glittering affair, and not just from all the amazing jewelry and accessories worn by designers, celebrities, influencers and retailers. The crowd’s high-wattage star power shined bright, with an A-list roster of winners as well as presenters. We even got to sing Happy (75th!) Birthday to icon Betsey Johnson! Honorees included:

  • Style Icon Award – Betsey Johnson, presented by Victoria Justice
  • Breakthrough Award – Kendra Scott, presented by Ken Downing of Neiman Marcus
  • Brand of the Year – Loeffler Randall, accepted by Jessie Randall, presented by Garance Doré
  • Trailblazer Award – Monica Rich Kosann, presented by Danielle and Laura Kosann of The New Potato
  • Legacy Award – Polaroid Eyewear, accepted by Henri Blomqvist of Safilo Group, presented by Elliott Sailors
  • Sustainability Award – PVH Corp., accepted by Chairman and CEO, Emanuel “Manny” Chirico, presented by Brooke Shields
  • Retailer of the Year – Shopbop, accepted by Darcy Penick, presented by Cristin Milioti
  • Designer of the Year – Joseph Altuzarra, presented by Marina Larroudé, Fashion Director, Barneys
  • Business Visionary Award – Jason Rabin of Global Brands Group, presented by Artie Rabin
  • Business Leadership Award – The NPD Group, accepted by Karyn Schoenbart, presented by Diane Sullivan of Caleres
  • Style Ambassador – Eva Longoria, presented by Robert Verdi
  • Style InfluencersThe Get Down’s Jeriana San Juan & Grandmaster Flash, presented by Shameik Moore
  • Excellence in Costume Design- Jenn Rogien, presented by Orange is the New Black’s Alysia Reiner

A stroll down the Red Carpet:

21st Annual ACE Awards

Betsey Johnson. Getty Images for ACE Awards

21st Annual ACE Awards

Rebecca Minkoff, Karen Giberson, Frank Zambrelli. Getty Images for ACE Awards

21st Annual ACE Awards

Carol Alt and Brooke Shields. Getty Images for ACE Awards

21st Annual ACE Awards.

Kendra Scott. Getty Images for ACE Awards.

21st Annual ACE Awards

Ken Downing, Neiman Marcus. Getty Images for ACE Awards

21st Annual ACE Awards

Shamiek Moore, Jeriana San Juan, Grandmaster Flash. Getty Images for ACE Awards

21st Annual ACE Awards

Eva Longoria and Robert Verdi. Getty Images for ACE Awards.

21st Annual ACE Awards

Shopbop GMM Stephanie Nelson, Shopbop CEO Darcy Penick, Cristin Milioti and Shopbop Fashion Director Caroline Maguire. Getty Images for ACE Awards.

21st Annual ACE Awards

Barneys’ Marina Larroude and Joseph Altuzarra. Getty Images for ACE Awards.

21st Annual ACE Awards

Jason Rabin, Global Brands Group. Getty Images for ACE Awards.

21st Annual ACE Awards

Actress Alysia Reiner, Orange is the New Black. Getty Images for ACE Awards.

21st Annual ACE Awards

Photographer Garance Dore and Loeffler Randall’s Jessie Randall. Getty Images for ACE Awards.

21st Annual ACE Awards

Monica Rich Kosan and daughters. Getty Images for ACE Awards.

21st Annual ACE Awards

Karyn Schoenbart, NPD Group. Getty Images for ACE Awards.

21st Annual ACE Awards

Bestsey Johnson, Victoria Justice celebrate Betsey’s 75th Birthday at Accessories Council’s 21st Annual ACE Awards

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. The ACE Awards were presented to designers, brands, retailers, celebrities and media who have helped to enhance sales and promote accessories. Event sponsors included PVH Corp, Marchon, Burlington Stores, Caleres, G-III, Global Brands Group, Judith Leiber Couture, Kendra Scott, LIM College, Ross Stores, Inc., Safilo Group, SIGNAL BRANDS, Sunrise Brands and Swarovski.

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