SPERRY has sponsored the 22nd ACE Awards, announcing its latest philanthropic partnership with the largest non-profit water protector, Waterkeeper Alliance.

Lupita Nyong'o and Micaela Erlanger

The annual event took place at the iconic restaurant, Cipriani in NYC on Monday evening, June 11th. Robert F. Kennedy Jr., President of Waterkeeper Alliance, took to the stage under a larger-than-life Sperry waterfall installation to announce the joined efforts dedicated to enforce global citizen action on issues that affect our waterways.

Hosted by Karen Giberson, President of the Accessories Council, the award show celebrates individuals and brands who have pushed the accessories’ industry boundaries, with honorees and presenters including Lupita Nyong’o, Tracee Ellis Ross, Micaela Erlanger, Sam & Libby Edelman, Casey Cott, Ronnie Fieg, Rachel Shechtman, Fran Lukas and Andrew Rosen, Iris Apfel, Samira Nasr, Lorraine Bracco and many more.

The exclusive event was filled with A-list talent and industry insiders such as Cheryl Hines, Rebecca Minkoff, Zanna Roberts Rassi, Anne Fulenwider, Teddy Santis and more. Guests enjoyed the onsite Sperry sustainable activation experiencing first-hand the Style With A Purpose campaign, a shoe story woven from a sustainable mission where all waterway plastic recovery efforts will be recycled to build sustainable versions of Sperry’s iconic footwear designs. Party-goers enjoyed a seated dinner while entertained with an original 2018 ACE Awards song performed by, Hugh Sheridan and a surprise live performance by A.R.T.

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