January 17, 2014

40 internationally-renowned experts

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Forty internationally-renowned experts from the world of fashion—including editors from prestigious publications, prize-winning photographers, heads of cultural institutions and industry executives—have accepted the invitation to join the panel of experts for the LVMH Young Fashion Designer Prize. Their task will be to select the ten finalists who will present their collections to the jury.

During Paris Fashion Week (end of February – beginning of March 2014), the 30 finalists chosen by the LVMH Prize team from among the hundreds of applicants from around the world— including Asia, Africa and South America as well as the United States and Europe—will present their work to the panel of experts, who represent the multiple creative facets that shape today’s fashion universe. The showroom at LVMH headquarters will be the last stage before the ten young finalists present their work to the prestigious Prize jury.

Candidates have until February 2, 2014 to enter the Prize competition.

The Panel of Experts is posted on lvmhprize.com:

Imran Amed, Founder and Editor of Business of Fashion (London)
Sarah Andelman, Creative director of Colette (Paris)
Fabien Baron, Art director, Founder of Baron&Baron (New York)
Tim Blanks, Editor-at-large for Style.com (London)
Mariacarla Boscono, Supermodel and muse (Rome)
Angelica Cheung, Editor in Chief of Vogue China (Beijing)
Alexandre de Betak, Founder of Bureau Betak (Paris)
Godfrey Deeny, Editor at large, Fashion, for Le Figaro (Paris)
Patrick Demarchelier, photographer (New York)
Babeth Djian, Editor in chief of Numéro (Paris)
Linda Fargo, Senior Vice President of Bergdorf Goodman (New York)
Jo-Ann Furniss, Writer, editor and creative director (London)
Chantal Gaemperle, LVMH Group Executive Vice President for Human Resources and Synergies (Paris)
Stephen Gan, Founder of Fashion Media Group LLC (New York)
Julie Gilhart, Consultant (New York)
Katie Grand, Editor in chief of Love Magazine (London)
Jefferson Hack, Co-Founder and Editorial Director of Dazed Group (London)
Laure Hériard Dubreuil, Co-founder and chief Executive of the Webster (Miami)
Adrian Joffe, Chief executive officer of Dover Street Market International (London)
Sylvia Jorif, Journalist at ELLE Magazine (Paris)
Hirofumi Kurino, Creative Director of United Arrows (Tokyo)
Linda Loppa, Director of Polimoda (Florence)
Natalie Massenet, Founder & Executive Chairman of Net-a-Porter (London)
Pat McGrath, Makeup Artist (New York)
Marigay McKee, President of Saks Fifth Avenue (New York)
Sarah Mower, Contributing editor of Vogue US (Londres)
Camilla Nickerson, Stylist (New York)
Lilian Pacce, Fashion editor and writer (Sao Paulo)
Jean-Jacques Picart, Fashion and Luxury Consultant (Paris)
Gaia Repossi, Creative director of Repossi (Paris)
Olivier Rizzo, Stylist (Antwerp)
Carine Roitfeld, Founder of CR Fashion Book (Paris)
Olivier Saillard, Director of the Galliera Museum (Paris)
Marie-Amelie Sauvé, Stylist (Paris)
Carla Sozzani, Founder of 10 Corso Como (Milan)
Charlotte Stockdale, Stylist (London)
Tomoki Sukezane, Stylist (Tokyo)
Natalia Vodianova, Supermodel and philanthropist (Paris)
Louise Wilson, Course Director of the Fashion MA at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design (London)
Dasha Zukhova, Editor in chief of Garage Magazine and Founder of Garage Museum of Contemporary Art (Moscow)

Jury:

Eight creative directors from LVMH Fashion Houses including: Nicolas Ghesquière (Louis Vuitton), Marc Jacobs (Marc Jacobs), Karl Lagerfeld (Fendi), Humberto Leon et Carol Lim (Kenzo), Phoebe Philo (Céline), Raf Simons (Dior), Riccardo Tisci (Givenchy) ;

Delphine Arnault, Jean-Paul Claverie (advisor to Bernard Arnault and head of corporate philanthropy for LVMH) and Pierre-Yves Roussel (Chairman and CEO of the LVMH Fashion Group).

To find out more about the LVMH Young Fashion Designer Prize visit the prize website: www.lvmhprize.com

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