ACE Awards 2010
Tonight at Cipiriani, one of New York's best venue's for celebration, Iman, Jenna Lyons, Patrick Robinson and Eric Daman stepped out to celebrate the Accessories Council Excellence (ACE) Awards, which honored 11 individuals who have made great strides in the accessories industry. Maria Sharapova received an ACE award for the Best Brand Collaboration award. "Everyone looks so beautiful, and not sweating," said the recently-engaged three-time Grand Slam champion about the audience. Kanye West, was named 2010's Stylemaker of the Year.... "Fashion breaks my heart." he said in his acceptance speech. Background The ACE Awards was created in 1996 to pay homage to those individuals and groups that have made great strides in raising the awareness of the accessories industry. The purpose of the awards is to celebrate those who have had a positive impact on accessory consumption during the prior year. Awards are given to designers, retailers, journalists, celebrities and emerging companies. The ACE Awards also celebrates the contributions of designers and design houses that have made outstanding achievements in accessories design with Hall of Fame, Lifetime Achievement and Designer of the Year awards. Recognition is also given to honor the accomplishments of journalists and publications with the aptly named Marylou Luther Award for Fashion Journalism and Magazine of the Year awards. Additionally, ACE honors individuals from the entertainment arena for their personal style and influence on fashion with the illustrious Influencer of the Year, Innovator of the Year and Accessories Council Excellence (ACE) Awards. Honorees are nominated and voted upon by their peers in the accessory industry, retailers, the Accessories Council Board of Directors and the fashion press. Honorees are announced in advance of the event which takes place annually.
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