ACE’S LEGACY: The Accessories Council is rolling out a new award dubbed Legacy, which recognizes an individual or an organization for 50 years or more of contributions to the industry. This year, at the ACE Awards Gala, which will be held on Nov. 4 at Cipriani on 42nd Street in New York, the Council will present that award to Frye, the 150-year-old footwear and accessories brand. Other honorees include: Rag & Bone for the breakthrough award, Nordstrom for omnichannel retailer, Charming Charlie for specialty retailer and Warby Parker for retailer innovation. Vogue Magazine’s Hamish Bowles will accept the Marylou Luther Journalism Award and Olivia Palermo will be honored with the distinguished style award.
The council will reveal additional honorees and sponsors closer to the ceremony date.
This story first appeared in the June 13, 2013 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.