Accessories queen Betsey Johnson
The Accessories Council Excellence Awards celebrated the very best in outfit accoutrements.
THE PARTY The 21st Annual Accessories Council Excellence Awards honored designers, retailers and style influencers Monday, Aug. 7 at Cipriani. Nominated and voted for by their peers, award winners represent those who positively impact the accessories industry. THE GUESTS Joseph Altuzarra won the coveted Designer of the Year Award, and Eva Longoria, Kendra Scott and Jenn Rogien also took home honors. THE HIGHLIGHTS Betsey Johnson stole the show with a personality as bright and vivacious as her many accessories collections. The designer did the splits on the red carpet in her dazzling fuchsia tutu and threw a handful of confetti into the air as she approached the stage. Johnson accepted the Style Icon Award, and actress Victoria Justice—herself clad in a Betsey Johnson look—helped present the designer with a whimsical birthday cake worthy of the brand’s spirit. -Kendyl Kearly
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