ACE Awards Still On For Nov. 5 in NYC

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Francisco Costa of Calvin Klein

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

•Influence: Assouline

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:



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