Nicolas Ghesquière and Stella McCartney are among the honorees named by the Accessories Council for its annual Accessories Council Excellence Awards Gala, set for Nov. 3 at Cipriani 42nd Street in Manhattan.
The honorees are nominated and voted upon by accessories industry members and retailers. The ACE Awards were founded in 1996 to pay homage to those who have made great strides in the category. Deborah Norville will again emcee the event, which takes place after the first Cole Haan-sponsored cocktail hour.
The honorees are: Ghesquière for Balenciaga for Designer of the Year, McCartney for the new Green Designer of the Year, Banana Republic for Retailer of the Year, bag designer and "Desperate Housewives" costumer Cate Adair for Influencer of the Year, Sally Singer of Vogue for the Marylou Luther Award for Fashion Journalism and Elle Magazine for Magazine of the Year. Emilio Pucci will also be inducted into the ACE Hall of Fame.
A room full of toiles at the haute couture atelier in the Dior exhibition at Les Arts Décoratifs, open in Paris since July 5. This is just one of three major exhibitions that have been timed to coincide with the house's 70th anniversary. See the rest of the exhibits, plus read WWD's look into the iconic brand's history. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: @dominiquemaitre)
For spring, Pamplemousse's Danica Zheng presented her signature slip dresses attached to a white T-shirt along with floral windbreakers, off-the-shoulder cotton blouses and more. For more highlights from the New York trade shows, go to WWD.com. #wwdfashion
The Green Carpet Fashion Awards closed out Milan Fashion Week yesterday. The fashion industry flocked to the event, showing its efforts to support and spread the message of sustainability. Supermodel Gisele Bündchen said "if each one of us took at least one step is this direction, there is no saying how much could be done." #wwdeye #wwdfashion #mfw (📷: Lodovico Colli di Felizzano)
Etro’s show, titled “The Tree of Life,” was a celebration of the house’s 50th anniversary. “My father founded the company in 1968, which was the year of counterculture and psychedelia. It’s really a show that celebrates that and the paisley design of India and its origin,” said Veronica Etro. #wwdfashion #mfw #ss18 (📷: @delphineachard)
For @msgm’s spring 2018 show, creative director @massimogiorgetti said “Words, sounds, colors. Synthesis and therapy of a collection,” were the inspirations behind the collection, showing today. Read the rest of Milan spring 2018 inspirations on WWD.com. #mfw #wwdfashion #ss18
For her first solo album in over 10 years, Fergie tapped Carine Roitfeld, Mert and Marcus, Giovanni Bianco and more to create a fashion-focused video approach for the record, Double Dutchess. "Giovanni really helped me get back in touch with my tomboy side, my hardside," said the singer. #wwdeye #wwdfashion ( : @slovekinpics)