The Accessories Council honours Marchon Eyewear President with excellence award

Claudio Gottardi receives 2015 leadership accolade at prestigious ceremony in New York

09 Nov 2015 by Robina Moss

President and chief executive of Marchon Eyewear, Claudio Gottardi, was honoured by the Accessories Council at the 19th annual Accessories Council Excellence Awards (ACE Awards) in New York City (2 November).

Mr 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 $50bn-a-year accessories industry.

Honourees 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.

Additional award winners included American businesswoman Ivanka Trump, the daughter of real estate magnate Donald Trump, who received the Breakthrough Award. Furthermore, John Varvatos received the Designer of the Year Award, and actress Taraji P. Henson won the Influencer Award for the hit television show, Empire.

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