Singer Lady Gaga arrives in style at the 13th Annual ACE Awards presented by the Accessories Council at Cipriani 42nd Street on November 2, 2009 in New York City.
The ACE Awards were 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 2009 ACE Awards were bestowed on the following:
Designer of the Year: Tomas Maier
Brand of the Year: Burberry
Marylou Luther Award for Fashion Journalism: Hal Rubenstein
Influencer: Fred Allard
Fashion Icon: Barbie
Humanitarian of the Year: TOMS Shoes
Retailer of the Year: Zappos.com
Retail Innovation: Gilt Groupe
Magazine of the Year: V Magazine
Accessory Visionary Award: Diane von Furstenberg
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