ELLE x LVMH for the French Prix des Artisanes: discover the 12 finalists
The Group is pleased to introduce the 12 finalists of the Prix des Artisanes, created by ELLE, ELLE Décoration and ELLE à Table magazines, in partnership with LVMH. For its first edition, the prize brought together hundreds of applications in the four categories featured, rewarding craftswomen working in the fields of Fashion, Design, Wines & Spirits and the Preservation of French heritage.
These women with atypical and fascinating journeys were selected by an exceptional jury composed of Morgane Tschiember, sculptor and President of the jury, Chantal Gaemperle, EVP Human Resources and Synergies, LVMH, Antoine Arnault, Image & Environnement, LVMH, Victoire de Castellane, Artistic Director, Dior Joaillerie, as well as Inès Mesmar, Executive Director of the association La Fabrique NOMADE – LVMH’s partner since 2019, Anne-Sophie Duroyon Chavanne, Executive Director, Institut National des Métiers d’Art, Cécile de Pimodan, Communication and PR relations Director, Chambre des Métiers d’Art, and many artists, designers, craftswomen and members of the editorial teams of ELLE magazines.
The winners will be revealed on October 14 at the Fondation Louis Vuitton.
- Aurélia Leblanc, textile designer
Aurélia found her way through her first job in the paramedical sector by creating custom-made medical corsets. Today, she seeks to highlight rare materials that are new to the industry and has collaborated with prestigious Maisons such as Dior and Louis Vuitton.
- Janaïna Milheiro, designer and feather maker
Janaïna proposes meticulous handwork combining modernity, uniqueness and tradition. She has collaborated with numerous Maisons such as Dior, Louis Vuitton, or Guerlain.
- Bérengère Evain, Meilleur Ouvrier de France in eyewear et Maître artisan d’Art
In this traditionally masculine profession, Bérengère brings a haute-couture dimension to her frames.In this traditionally masculine profession, Bérengère brings a haute-couture dimension to her frames.
- Manon Bouvier, straw marqueter
Manon practices a rare profession which is very difficult to pass on, with no training recognized by the state. In her workshop in Lyon, she carries out projects involving furniture or art objects, but is also involved in the research and development of new patterns and techniques or innovative alloys.
- Morgane Baroghel, textile designer
Morgane works with new materials, sometimes non-textiles such as metal fiber weaving, and has carried out unique projects for the Lutetia Hotel in Paris and the Parklane in Cyprus.
- Sika Viagbo, mosaicist artist
Sika is forging an artistic path in a traditionally masculine world through the multi-material use of mosaics, working for example with brass or wood.
PRESERVATION OF FRENCH PATRIMONY
- Carole Lambert, curator and painting restorer
Carole restores art in castles, churches, museums and private collections and counts among her references historical monuments such as the Château de Versailles, the Louvre Museum, or the cathedral of Bourges.
- Isabelle Roché, pastel creator
Isabelle has successfully modernized one of the only remaining pastel manufacturing companies in France by developing unique products and allowing the rediscovery of over 600 new pastel shades.
- Marine Fargetton, restorer of ceramic and glass art objects
Marine runs her own studio and works for a mainly private clientele, consisting of professionals of the art sector, auctioneers, experts, gallery owners, insurers, interior designers, artists and collectors.
WINES & SPIRITS
- Julia Scavo, sommelier and instructor
Julia, a mathematician by training, prepares and mentors aspiring sommeliers and has won several awards herself, such as Best Sommelier of Central Europe and Best Sommelier of Romania. She was also awarded the Web Wine Writing prize by HungarianWines for her wine critics and reviews.
- Élise Bougy, Champagne producer
Elise has taken over a century-old family estate and has been developing a new method of viticulture in organic and biodynamic conversion since 2018. She has also created an association to share her know-how and passion with women.
- Morgane Jouan, oenologist and winemaker in the South-West of France
Morgane founded Terre Fauve, of which she is now the general manager. Her brand offers atypical and innovative wines, made from century-old vines from Château Terre Fauve.
LVMH’s support for the Prix des Artisanes echoes its investment in women’s entrepreneurship, but also in craftsmanship and the transmission of know-how, supported by LVMH’s Métiers d’Excellence, which represents 80,000 women and men whose savoir-faire is essential to the success of the Group and its Maisons.
The four winners will be invited to present their work at LVMH’s Métiers d’Excellence “Show ME” celebration to be held in Paris on 19 October.
Find more information on the Prize on the dedicated space on the ELLE website.