Accessories Designers Honored at ACE Awards, and More Party Pics!

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“I feel like they uplift us all the time!” actress Tika Sumpter said of bags, shoes, jewelry, and all the lovely accessories that decorate her day-to-day outfits at last night’s 16th Annual Accessories Council Excellence (ACE) Awards. “Tonight, we say thank you, thank you, thank you!” And the thanks spread throughout Cipriani 42nd Street in Manhattan, as the Accessories Council honored 10 of fashion’s most influential brands and leaders. Olivia Wilde presented Vince Camuto with the Visionary Award, Tim Gunn honored Theodora and Callum founders Desiree Gruber and Stefani Greenfield with the Brand Launch of the Year Award, and Julianne Moore toasted to the Calvin Klein design team—women’s creative director Francisco Costa (pictured), men’s creative director Italo Zucchelli, and men’s and women’s shoes and accessories creative director Ulrich Grimm—with the Designer of the Year Award. (Click here to see all of the honorees.) “Accessories are so mental for women, because it really sets up the mood,” Costa told “You can always tell what a woman is thinking by her shoes.” See more photos from last night’s event in the gallery, and keep clicking for additional pictures from this week’s biggest parties.

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