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Congratulations to Mary-Kate and Ashley!

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News Release
November 17, 2005

Congratulations to Mary-Kate and Ashley!

Teenage fashion icons Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have been honored with the prestigious 2005 Accessories Council Excellence Awards (ACE Awards) for their influence on fashion accessories around the world!

The award was presented at a glamorous ceremony in New York on November 8. Looking as gorgeous as ever, Mary-Kate chose a Grecian goddess look wearing a blue Christian Dior cocktail dress. Ashley looked a vision of sophistication in a black Calvin Klein dress with a plunging v-neck.

Other honorees at the glitzy fashion awards ceremony include the founders of Juicy Couture, Kenneth Cole, singer/actor Jessica Simpson, hip-hop artist/designer P Diddy, designer Oscar de la Renta and Betsey Johnson.

"We are thrilled to recognise these trend-setting individuals whose personal style epitomizes the fusion of fashion and accessories," says Karen Giberson, executive director of the council.

The awards are presented in the following categories:
Hall of Fame Kenneth Cole
Lifetime Achievement Betsey Johnson
Mary Lou Luther Award for Fashion Journalism Teri Agins
Wall St. Journal Retailer of the Year Neiman
Accessory Brand Launch Juicy Couture
Magazine of the Year In Style
Designer of the Year Oscar de la Renta
Fashion Influencer Diddy
Fashion Icon Jessica Simpson
ACE Award Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen

The Accessories Council is a not-for-profit advocacy group formed in 1995 by accessory manufacturers and retailers in the United States.


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