Accessories Council Honours Marchon President with ACE Leadership Award
The Accessories Council honoured Claudio Gottardi, President and CEO of Marchon Eyewear, at the 19th annual Accessories Council Excellence Awards (ACE Awards) November 2nd at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. Gottardi received this year’s Leadership Award, which was introduced by Diane von Furstenberg, and presented by his son Matteo Gottardi, Founder and Creative Director of W.R.K. Clothing and Design Studio.
The ACE Awards are the hallmark event for the council which serves the $50 billion a year accessories industry. Honorees were selected for making significant contributions to furthering the awareness and use of accessories and were nominated and voted upon by their peers in the accessory industry, retailers, the Accessories Council Board of Directors and the fashion press.
*Left to right on photo: CEO of Lacoste North America – Joelle Grunberg, VSP Board Member – Rob Lynch, Real Estate Developer and Entrepreneur – Ivanka Trump, President & CEO of Marchon Eyewear – Claudio Gottardi, and Creative Director for Calvin Klein – Ulrich Grimm