Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Vol 56 for VIP

It’s the season to announce award winners… The Accessories Council’s ACE Awards will honor Valentino as the Brand of the Year, Tory Burch as the Accessory Brand Launch and Scoop as Specialty Retailer of the Year. The awards will be given out in October. … The Fashion Group International's Night of Stars will honor Jean Paul Gaultier with its Superstar Award. This event also takes place in October. …

The Paris Couture shows start July 2 and promise to be action-packed. Christian Dior is showing at the Orangerie at Versailles. Christian Lacroix, celebrating his 20th year, is hosting a party at Georges atop the Pompidou museum and of course, there’s the 45th anniversary extravaganza of Valentino in Rome, which includes his couture show, a ball, a retrospective exhibition and a fragrance launch. We can’t wait. Check back next week here at ELLE.com for more coverage of the fall 2007 couture shows.