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
Narciso Rodriguez is one of the top go-to designers for Hollywood’s hardcore fashionistas. Rodriguez has outfitted Kerry Washington, Alica Keys and First Lady Michelle Obama.