The 12th annual Accessories Council Excellence (ACE) Awards were held on Monday night—and guess what? Stella McCartney is just so awesome that they had to create a whole new category just for her: Green Designer of the Year.
Stella is the first recipient of this new ACE Award—and rightly so! As someone who abstains from fur and leather, which are toxic for the environment, she’s light-years ahead of certain other designers who are around … cough, Donna, cough, Giorgio. Sorry, must’ve had a little phlegm in my throat!
When Stella began her leather-free accessories line in 2006, she told Women’s Wear Daily, “I do want to show that accessories can be made from a more ethical viewpoint—and be sexy and cool. The myth of leather—that every bag and shoe needs to be made from it—needs to be broken down. It’s a bit caveman.” Amen, Stella! Stella is also featured in Ingrid’s newest book, One Can Make a Difference.
So congratulations to Stella on her well-deserved ACE Award. Hopefully, it’ll only be a matter of time before all designers realize that (a) skins aren’t green, and (b) we aren’t cavemen. Are you listening, Donna?
Whoopsie, I meant to disguise that with another fake cough. Oh well.
Written by Amanda Schinke