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ATLANTA — After nine years, the DIVA awards are all dressed up with a new place to go. Begun in 1995 to award a wide range of designers, the DIVAs this year will zero in on special occasion, a strong area for AmericasMart. Other categories are prom, pageant, bridal, bridesmaid, mother of the bride, headpieces, shoes and flower girl. Here, a look at the nominees in each category. Winners will be announced at an off-site black-tie gala during the October market.

Photos by Daniel Acres; Models: Heidi, Malory, Renee, Caroline J. and Elena S., all for Elite, Jesica Ellis and Sabrina Sikora for Arlene Wilson and Savannah Lee Perry; Hair and Makeup by Stephen Mancuso and Sav Wood, both for Elite; Fashion Assistants: Joanna Cutri, Marie Kellogg, Vicki Perry and Chip Robbins; Styled by Jennifer Saboura.