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
Vera Wang is known for her timelessly decadent wedding gowns. The designer also has her name on accessories, fragrances and even a mattress line. Can’t afford a Wang wedding? Check out her lower priced Simply Vera collection available at Kohls department stores and kohls.com.