Robert Marc


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New York, NY - New York eyewear designer Robert Marc’s extraordinary contributions to the accessories industry were recognized when he was presented with the Visionary Award at the 2011 Accessories Council Excellence (ACE) Awards Gala, which took place at Cipriani 42nd Street on November 7, 2011. Celebrating its 15th anniversary, the ACE Awards honor individuals and companies that have made a significant impact in the world of accessories. Winners were nominated and voted upon by their peers in the accessory industry, retailers, and the Accessories Council Board of Directors.
Robert Marc’s award was presented by Robert’s friend and client, Stephanie March (“Law & Order: SVU”). In her introduction, she thanked Robert for breaking social boundaries by creating glasses that make pretty girls look smart and smart girls look pretty. She added that her husband, Chef Bobby Flay, couldn’t bear the thought of her getting Lasik surgery because of how much he liked her in her “sexy glasses”.
When accepting the award, Robert remarked how gratifying it is to see eyewear being recognized and honored by the fashion accessories community.

After designing and consulting on many of the world's most successful and premier eyewear collections, Robert launched his own signature collection of luxury eyewear in 1999 for which Vogue magazine announced, "Robert makes his Marc." The Robert Marc brand represents his vision towards the modern, classic and instantly recognizable. Each Robert Marc frame is handcrafted and is subtly branded with the trademark Robert Marc signature hinge.

As a testament to his sophisticated designs and influence in elevating eyewear to its current position as a couture accessory, Robert was inducted into the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) in 2001. The Accessories Council honored Robert in 2011 with a Visionary ACE (Accessories Council Excellence) Award, recognizing his impressive and meaningful contributions to the fashion eyewear world.