Award season is just around the corner, with the Accessories Council debuting its first honorees on Nov 3. at Cipriani in New York at the 2008 Accessories Council Excellence (ACE) Awards Gala. This year’s winners are:

Designer of the Year - Nicolas Ghesquiere for Balenciaga

Green Designer of the Year - Stella McCartney

Retailer of the Year - Banana Republic

Brand of the Year - Jimmy Choo

Influencer of the Year - Cate Adair

Marylou Luther Award for Fashion Journalism - Sally Singer, Vogue

Magazine of the Year – Elle

Hall of Fame - Emilio Pucci

Tickets to the increasingly lavish, black-tie affair run from $1,000 per person to $10,000 for a table of ten for Accessories Council Members. Non-members pay $1,200 per person and $12,000 a table. Act now! R.S.V.P. +1 212 947 1135