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.
Accessory Designer of the Year Nominee
Marc Jacobs’s design genius is being recognized in two categories this year. Jacobs’s looks range from street-inspired styles to elegant gowns. He is also the creative director at fashion house Louis Vuitton. Beyoncé is among the A-listers who love MJ, as seen here donning one his creations.