Cocktail Party with Buffet Dinner. Plus Reserved Tables.
In 1990, Reenie Brown, founder and publications director of Accessories Magazine, had the idea for an industry charity event that would bring everyone together for a celebration and raise money for charities. And so the Fashion Accessories Benefit Ball was born — with the acronym FABB!
The Marriott Marquis was FABB's home for 17 years. At the second FABB, our first honoree was Judith Lieber, who was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in 1991. The rest is history, as we have honored many of our industry's leaders and given to a variety of deserving charities, most notably in children's and women's health.
In 1993, we launched the Accessories Council and funded it through FABB. The AC's purpose was to promote the industry and accessories — which it continues to do through the ACE awards.
As of this year, our 25th annual FABB, we will have given more than $6 million to charities. Together, we have truly made a difference in the lives of so many in need. And FABB has become the major event of the industry.
Join us at this very special event!
Board of Directors
FABB has given more than $6 million to charities through the years. We are the only charity event in the industry--one big party to raise money to
Past Charities Include:
FABB has recognized a number of industry leaders through the years--retailers, designers and wholesalers.
These are some scenes from FABB through the years