The committee members for the seventh edition of the prestigious LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers was announced today, adding model Gigi Hadid and eight other new experts to the panel. Hadid will also act as the showroom ambassador for the semi-finalists of the 2020 LVMH Prize. Other new experts that will be joining Hadid include fashion and design activist Sinéad Burke, Moda Operandi co-founder and chief brand officer Lauren Santo Domingo, along with six others in fields ranging from fashion media, activism, and e-commerce.
Executive vice president of Louis Vuitton and a member of LVMH’s executive committee Delphine Arnault welcomed the newcomers, stating that “they are witnesses and essential actors of fashion. Their vision helps to discover the most promising talents. I would like to thank them warmly for their loyalty and commitment to our cause.”
The committee of experts now consists of 68 members that contribute to various facets of the fashion industry, including CR’s Carine, model and philanthropist Karlie Kloss, makeup artist Pat McGrath, filmmaker Loïc Prigent, Bergdorf Goodman’s Linda Fargo.
The semi-final of the LVMH prize is set to be held at the LVMH headquarters in Paris, on February 27 and February 28. Among the 20 semi-finalists, only eight designers will be selected to continue to the Prize finale, held on June 5 at the Louis Vuitton Foundation. The committee of international experts will be in charge of the selection.
The winner of the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers will receive 300,000 Euros plus a year of coaching from the LVMH team. The finalists will present their creations before the jury, which will be announced by Arnault herself. Womenswear designer Thebe Magugu won last year’s Prize. Another honor, the Karl Lagerfeld Prize which is new this year, allows designers to walk away with 150,000 Euros and a year of mentoring.
“I am pleased to see how the LVMH Prize, imagined by the LVMH group as a real support for young creatives, has grown since its launch in 2013,” Arnault said. “It is the responsibility of the LVMH group, as the industry leader in fashion and luxury, to support and follow the great designers of tomorrow,”END
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