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.
Swarovski Award for Womenswear Nominee
Jason Wu blew up overnight after First Lady Michelle Obama wore his creation to the Neighborhood Inaugural Ball. The 26-year-old designer had no idea that the First Lady would be wearing his design until he was sitting in front of the TV watching like the rest of America. Now that’s what we call a lucky break!
Mrs. Obama will be receiving the CDFA Board of Directors Special Tribute for her influence on fashion.