EXCLUSIVE: Altuzarra to Sponsor The Frick’s Annual Young Fellows Ball

Altuzarra will be the sponsor of this spring’s Young Fellows Ball at The Frick museum, which will be held on March 21. The night will be themed “Notte a Palazzo” (Night at the Palazzo), and is inspired by the upcoming exhibition at the museum, “Moroni: The Riches of Renaissance Portraiture.”
“I am honored to be partnering with The Frick Collection this year on celebrating ‘Moroni: The Riches of Renaissance Portraiture,’” Joseph Altuzarra said. “Renaissance portraiture has been a constant source of inspiration for me over the years and I’m excited to have the opportunity to delve into the Frick’s wonderful show this year.” 
The event will be chaired by Altuzarra, Paul Arnhold, Lili Buffett, Larry Milstein, Britt Theodora and Vanessa Traina.
Past fashion sponsors of the Young Fellows Ball include Escada and Carolina Herrera.

“Moroni: The Riches of Renaissance Portraiture” will be on view at the museum Feb. 21 through June 2.

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ACE Awards to Honor Joseph Altuzarra, Will.i.am, Betsey Johnson and More

NEW YORK — The Accessories Council has revealed this year’s winners for the annual ACE Awards. Topping the list are Betsey Johnson, who will pick up the Style Icon Award; Kendra Scott, this year’s Breakthrough Award winner; Jessie Randall whose Loeffler Randall company will be honored as Brand of the Year, and Monica Rich Kosann, who will take home the Trailblazer Award.
This year’s Fashion and Technology Award will be given to the Black Eyed Peas musician and entrepreneur Will.i.am. His pursuits range from working with Apple Music’s Jimmy Iovine, coaching on “The Voice Kids,” acting as a strategic board adviser for Atom, the app-based bank. Joseph Altuzarra will be honored with the Designer of the Year Award. After Kering took a minority stake in the business in 2013, the designer delved into leather goods, followed by footwear and handbags. As a sign of Altuzarra’s confidence in the category, accessories and leather goods were spotlighted in the brand’s fall campaign.
The Retailer of the Year honoree will be Shopbop and chief executive officer Darcy Penick will be front-and-center to pick it up. The 21st annual ACE Awards event will be held Aug. 7 at Cipriani 42nd Street. This year’s Legacy Award will be

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Joseph Altuzarra: Fashion for Turbulent Times

The womenswear designer discusses staying humble in a showy industry and using his designs to respond to the national mood.
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‘Game of Thrones’ Goes Fashion Week: Front Row at Altuzarra

“Your show on Amazon was great,” a paparazzi shouted at Christina Ricci outside Spring Studios. The actress was on her way inside the Altuzarra show, and it seemed her new Amazon series “Z The Beginning of Everything” was following her.
“People seem to really like it – even the photographers like it,” she said, from inside the show space. The good reception means a likely second season. “We have to wait to get our pickup and then we start developing the second season. You have more freedom,” she said of working with a streaming service like Amazon. “If it makes sense for them economically, then you have the freedom to do it [like a film], should you choose to. And that’s what’s amazing about that. It’s all about the work, the final product, so they support artists and whatever they need to get that great work.”
The frequent showgoer was making her first appearance at New York Fashion Week due to some snowstorm delays. “I was supposed to go to Thakoon but there were weather issues. I wasn’t in Manhattan and I was trying to get in and just couldn’t,” she said. That aside, she’s been following the action remotely. “I’m

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