Spotted: Kanye West Declared Stylemaker Of The Year

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There are still a few weeks before the release of Kanye West's latest opus My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, but the rapper-turned-producer-turned-style-icon is already racking up awards. Of course, the prize he received on Monday night (November 1) at Cipriani in New York City wasn't for his music but rather for his sense of fashion (which is, like most everything else he does, impeccable and envelope-pushing). West received the award for Stylemaker of the Year at the 14th annual ACE Awards, presented by the Accessories Council. It's the first of many accolades that will undoubtedly be bestowed upon West this year, and he looked quite good receiving it. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is out on November 22, and you can still watch West's incredible short film "Runaway" here on the MTV Newsroom Blog.

West wasn't the only star out on the town, as Courtney Love and Russell Simmons both attended a special screening of "Due Date" in New York and Nicki Minaj hosted a huge "Pink Party" at Mansion in Miami. Click here for these photos as well as the entire "Spotted" archive, which features over 500 candid shots of stars like Britney Spears, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Jay-Z, Lady Gaga, Eminem, Katy Perry, Madonna, Rihanna, the Jonas Brothers, Drake and Mariah Carey!