ESSENCE.com celebrates the creativity of the talented designers nominated for the Council of Fashion Designer of America (CDFA) 2009 Awards taking place tonight in New York City. The CDFA is recognized for developing America’s top fashion forward thinkers. Check out this year’s crop of nominee’s and the celebrities who covet them.
Womenswear Designer of the Year Nominee
Lil’ Kim is a huge Marc Jacobs fan and they’re actually very good friends too. While in prison, Kim says of Jacobs: “He wrote me every week.” Though he apparently did not design any of her “Dancing with The Stars” costumes, Jacobs’s style is behind many of Kim’s fashionable looks. Head-to-toe chartreuse may be a bit much but get inspired by the classic cut of this stylish suit.