2009 PICTURES


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The night began with the world's largest representation of bags, including Lulu Guinness.
Audience Fan Favorite Winner, Adriana Castro
Finalist, Best Use of Crystallized(tm) - <i>Swarovski </i>Elements, Ana Niculae for Imperfect Indulgence
Finalist for Best Handbag in Overall Style and Design, Johanna Boccardo for Beautiful People
IHDA Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Carlos Falchi and 2009 IHDA ICONOCLAST Recipient, Lulu Guinness
Lee and Carlos Falchi with Elizabeth Kanfer and Lincoln Moore of Saks Fifth Avenue
Judge and Presenter, Christina Polychroni of Korres Natural Products with the Winning Envelope for Best Green Handbag created by Leather Suede Skins.
Beth Schoenfeldt of Collective-E with Sabina Ptacin of Red Branch Public Relations.
Finalist for Best Student Made Handbag, Daisy Ho for Hodaze
Winner of Best Green Handbag, Andres Throckmorton Stickney of DRES with Tanama Besosa Castillo of Allure Magazine
Finalist for Best Use of Crystallized(tm) - <i>Swarovski</i> Elements, Heather Choi of Farfaraway
Jacqui Stafford of Shape Magazine
Libby Edelman of Sam Edelman
Winner of Best Use of Crystallized(tm) - Swarovski Elements, Lorna Nixon for Lorna Nixon with Finalist for Best Shoe and Bag in Overall Style and Design, Minna Parikka for Minna Parikka
Millie Clark-Lewis and Christopher Griffin of WWDMAGIC
Presenter Miss Meghan, America's Shoe Expert and her fabulous stems
Finalist for Best Use of Crystallized(tm) - Swarovski Elements, Michele Gresh of Modern Unity
Finalist for Best Shoe and Bag in Overall Style and Design, Minna Parikka for Minna Parikka
Winner of Best Student Made Handbag, Rachel Esswood for Rachel Esswood with Jane Sturgess of the London College of Fashion
Winner of Best Shoe in Overall Style and Design, Raphael Young's shoes represented...
Ellen Rosen and David Chadick of Rosen and Chadick
Parsons The New School for Design's Dean, Simon Collins
Cynthia Pino and Oliver Bootman of Swarovski North America with Julia Poteat and Fiona Dieffenbacher of Parsons The New School for Design
Foot Petals Co-Founders, Tina Aldatz and Margie Flores
Kevin Aviance
Finalist for Best Shoe in Overall Style and Design, Weronika Lesniak for Weronika Lesniak
Finalist for Best Green Handbag, Alison McGowan for TEICH
Winner of the 2008 IHDA and Finalist for the 2009 Best Handmade Handbag, Darren Wallace
Pre-Award Buzz
Lulu Guinness, her team and Jayne Harkness of Isaac Mizrahi
The Lulu Guinness 20th Anniversary Retrospective
Emily Blumenthal, Founder and Creator of the IHDA, Sir Alan Collins, KCVO CMG, Her Majesty's  Consul General to New York and Director General Trade and Investment USA and Lulu Guinness
The 2009 Independent Handbag Designer Awards
Now With Shoes
Founder and Creator of the IHDA, Emily Blumenthal
Presenter, Devi Kroell for Best Student Made Handbag
Devi Kroell announcing the Winner of Best Student Made Handbag, Rachel Esswood for Rachel Esswood who receives and an apprenticeship with Miss Kroell.
Winner of Best Student Made  Handbag, Rachel Esswood for Rachel Esswood
Rachel Esswood and Lulu  Guinness who is a supporter of the London College of Fashion where Rachel attends.
Katie Boertman of Singer  presenting the Winner of the Best Handmade Handbag, Alexis Campagna for Antibellum
Winner of the Best Handmade Handbag, Alexis Campagna for Antibellum who won a new Singer Curvy Sewing machine and will be creating a pattern for Singer.com for users to download and make at home.
Christina Polychroni of Korres Natural Products presenting the Winner of the Best Green Handbag, Andres Stickney for DRES
Winner of Best Green Handbag, Andres Stickney for Dres who will be creating a limited edition bag for Korres Natural Products.
Oliver Bootman of Swarovski presenting the Best Use of Crystallized(tm) - Swarovski Elements.
Finalist Heather Choi for farfaraway with her sketch and finished created version with her prize as a finalist to create her bag with <i>Swarovski</i> Crystallized(tm) Elements for free.
Finalist Michele Gresh of  Modern Unity with her sketch and finished created version with her prize as a finalist to create her bag with <i>Swarovski</i> Crystallized(tm) Elements for free.
Finalist Erin Voorhies of Kempt with her sketch and finished created version with her prize as a finalist to create her bag with Swarovski Crystallized(tm) Elements for free.
Finalist Ana Niculae with her sketch and finished created version with her prize as a finalist to create her bag with <i>Swarovski</i> Crystallized Elements for free.
Finalist Lorna Nixon of Lorna Nixon with her sketch and finished created version with her prize as a finalist to create her bag with <i>Swarovski</i> Crystallized(tm) Elements for free.
Winner of the Best Use of Crystallized. - <i>Swarovski </i>Elements, Lorna Nixon for Lorna Nixon accepting her award who will be creating a limited edition collection for <i>Swarovski</i>.
Kendall Farrell of Bottomless Closet with success story, Kim Wade presenting the Most Socially Responsible Handbag category.
Presenter Kendall Farrell announcing the winner of the Most Socially Responsible Handbag, Cherry Kwunyeun of Blumpari.
Winner of the Most Socially Responsible Handbag, Cherry Kwunyeun of Blumpari who will have her bags featured and sold on World of Good by eBay.
Presenter, Meghan Cleary of Miss Meghan, America's Shoe Expert
Presenters Tina Aldatz of Foot Petals and Libby Edelman of Sam Edelman presenting the Best Shoe in Overall Style and Design
Winner of Best Shoe in Overall Style and Design, Raphael Young for Raphael Young.
Accepting on Raphael Young's behalf&nbsp; for Best Shoe in Overall Style and Design, Veronica Vera of dit
A stunned Adriana Castro, Winner of the Handbag Designer 101 Audience Fan Favorite Award receiving over 2500 votes.
Miss Lulu Guinness accepting her 2009 IHDA Iconoclast Award for her Lifetime Achievement in Handbag Design.
Lulu Guinness with Sir Alan Collins.
Presenter Lincoln Moore of Saks Fifth Avenue announcing the Winner of the Best Handbag in Overall Style and Design, Alice Tapajos for Zibba.
Accepting on Alice Tapajos' behalf, Gaspar Saldanha, Zibba's U.S. representative.&nbsp; Zibba will be sold at Saks Fifth Avenue in October of 2009.