Sustainability a Priority for ACE Awards Attendees

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NEW YORK — The Accessories Council hosted its annual ACE Awards on Monday evening, honoring key players in the industry. Held at Cipriani 42nd Street, the council’s flagship event hosted celebrities including Lupita Nyong’o, Cheryl Hines and Tracee Ellis Ross as well as fashion notables such as Iris Apfel, Andrew Rosen, stylist Micaela Erlanger and Kith’s Ronnie Fieg. Among the winners were Brooks Brothers for the American Heritage Award; Allbirds for the Breakthrough Award; The Jewelry Group for the Business Excellence Award; Rosen of Theory for the Business Leadership Award; Sam and Libby Edelman for the Hall of Fame Award; Longchamp for the Legacy Award; Kith for the Retail Influencer Award; Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield for the Retail Innovation Award; Story for Specialty Retailer Award; Tracee Ellis Ross for the Style Ambassador Award, and Erlanger for the Style Influencer Award. A hot topic on attendees’ minds was sustainability. Even the evening’s sponsor, Sperry, built an on-site installation about water conservation and had Robert F. Kennedy Jr. speak on the matter. For Longchamp’s chief executive officer Jean Cassegrain, sustainability is about “being able to answer questions from customers and we want to be proud of what we are telling them.” Longchamp strives to be aware of its overall output,

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