LVMH announces the members of the panel of Experts and the timeline for the 7th edition of the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers

Fashion & Leather Goods


After its sixth successful edition, which awarded South African designer Thebe Magugu and Israeli designer Hed Mayner, the seventh edition of the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers is pleased to announce the list of its 2020 committee of Experts.

This year, 9 new fashion and luxury professionals are joining the committee composed of 59 international Experts. New addition to the panel Gigi Hadid does us the honor of being the Showroom Ambassador for the semi-final of the 2020 LVMH Prize.

The new Experts are:
Sinéad Burke, Activist
Ronnie Cooke Newhouse, Artistic director
Caroline Daur, Digital entrepreneur
Jo Ellison, “How to Spend It” Editor-in-chief
Leaf Greener, Artistic consultant and writer
Gigi Hadid, Model and Philanthropist
Ibrahim Kamara, Stylist and fashion editor at large, i-D
Natalie Kingham, Fashion and buying director at Matches Fashion
Lauren Santo Domingo, Co-founder & chief brand officer Moda Operandi

The semi-final of the Prize will be held in Paris, on Thursday, February 27th and Friday, February 28th at the LVMH Headquarters on 22 avenue Montaigne. The committee of international Experts will select, amongst the 20 semi-finalists, the 8 designers who will participate in the Prize Finale on June 5, 2020 at the Louis Vuitton Foundation.

Delphine Arnault says:
“I am delighted to welcome the international committee of 59 Experts to the LVMH Prize semi-final, which brings on board 9 new fashion and luxury professionals this year. 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 finalists of the 2020 edition will present their creations before our prestigious Jury, whose composition I will announce shortly. 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. 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.”

The winner of the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers receives €300,000 and benefits from one year of tailor-made mentorship from a specially dedicated LVMH team whose expertise covers many fields, such as intellectual property, sourcing, production, distribution, image, communication, marketing, and sustainable development.

The Karl Lagerfeld Prize also rewards a young designer with €150,000 and allows her or him to benefit from a year of mentoring.

For this seventh edition, applications can be submitted on the website until February 2, 2020.

Emmanuelle Alt, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Paris (Paris)
Imran Amed, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Business of Fashion (London)
Sarah Andelman, Founder of Just an Idea (Paris)
Rami Atallah, Cofounder and CEO of the fashion platform Ssense (Montreal)
Glenda Bailey, Editor-in-Chief of Harper’s Bazaar US (New York)
Fabien Baron, Art director, Founder of Baron & Baron (New York)
Tim Blanks, Editor-at-Large for The Business of Fashion (London)
Derek Blasberg, Head of Fashion and Beauty partnerships for YouTube (New York)
Alexandre de Betak, Founder of Bureau Betak (Paris)
Frédéric Bodenes, Art Director of Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche (Paris)
Sinéad Burke, Activist (Dublin)
Carmen Busquets, Investor in BoF, Farfetch, Net-à-Porter, Lyst, Moda Operandi (Caracas)
Burak Cakmak, Dean of Fashion of Parsons School of Design (New York)
Marie Chaix, Fashion editor at Double magazine (New York)
Angelica Cheung, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue China (Beijing)
Anne-Sophie von Claer, Deputy Editorial director of Le Figaro (Paris)
Ronnie Cooke Newhouse, Artistic Director (London)
Caroline Daur, Digital entrepreneur (Hamburg)
Godfrey Deeny, International Editor in Chief of Fashion Network (Paris)
Babeth Djian, Editor-in-Chief of Numéro (Paris)
Jo Ellison, “How to Spend It” Editor-in-chief (London)
Edward Enninful, Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue (London)
Linda Fargo, Senior Vice-President of Bergdorf Goodman (New York)
Angelo Flaccavento, Fashion journalist (Ragusa)
Hans de Foer, Director of the Postgraduate Fashion Program at the Institut Français de la Mode (Paris)
Jo-Ann Furniss, Journalist and Creative Director (London)
Chantal Gaemperle, LVMH Group Executive Vice President for Human Resources and Synergies (Paris)
Stephen Gan, Editor-in-chief of V magazine and V man and creative director of Elle USA (New York)
Michel Gaubert, Sound Designer (Paris)
Julie Gilhart, Consultant (New York)
Ikram Goldman, Founder of ikram (Chicago)
Leaf Greener, Artistic consultant and writer (Shanghai)
Elizabeth Von Guttman, Cofounder of the magazine System and of Fashion Tech (Paris)
Jefferson Hack, Co-Founder and Editorial Director of Dazed Group (London)

Gigi Hadid, Model and Philanthropist (Los Angeles)
Amanda Harlech, Creative consultant (London)
Ashley Heath, Editorial director at Pop and Arena Homme+ (London)
Laure Hériard Dubreuil, 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)
Ibrahim Kamara, Stylist and i-D fashion director (London)
Natalie Kingham, Fashion and buying director at Matches Fashion (London)
Karlie Kloss, Model and Philanthropist (New York)
Suzanne Koller, Fashion director of M Le Monde magazine (Paris)
Hirofumi Kurino, Creative Director of United Arrows (Tokyo)
Susie Lau, Founder of and journalist (London)
Linda Loppa, Adviser Strategy & Vision at Polimoda Paris Platform (Paris)
Pat McGrath, Makeup Artist (New York)
Kevin Ma, Founder and CEO of the Hypebeast (New York)
Sara Maino, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Italian Vogue and Head of Vogue Talents (Milan)
Suzy Menkes, Vogue International Editor (Paris and New York)
Virginie Mouzat, Journalist (Paris)
Sarah Mower, Contributing Editor of Vogue US (London)
Alexia Niedzielski, Cofounder of the magazine System and of Fashion Tech (London)
Ezra Petronio, Editor-in-chief of Self Service (Paris)
Fabio Piras, Course Director of Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design (London)
Peter Philips, Creative and Image Director of Christian Dior Makeup (Antwerp)
Loïc Prigent, Filmmaker (Paris)
Gaia Repossi, Creative Director of Repossi (Paris)
Carine Roitfeld, Editor-in-Chief of CR Fashion Book and Global Fashion Director
of Harper’s Bazaar (Paris)
Lauren Santo Domingo, Co-founder & Chief Brand Officer Moda Operandi (New York)
Marie-Amélie Sauvé, Stylist and Editor of Mastermind (Paris)
Anne-Florence Schmitt, Director of Madame Figaro (Paris)
Aimee Song, Influencer and founder of Song of Style (New York)
Carla Sozzani, Founder of 10 Corso Como (Milan)
Stefano Tonchi, Global Chief Creative Officer of L’Officiel (New York)
Aizel Trudel, Founder of the fashion platform Aizel (Moscow)
Natalia Vodianova, Model and Philanthropist (Paris)

Thebe Magugu (2019 winner)
Hed Mayner (2019 Karl Lagerfeld Prize)
Doublet (2018 winner)
Rokh (2018 Special Prize)
Marine Serre (2017 winner)
Kozaburo Akasaka (2017 Special Prize)
Grace Wales Bonner (2016 winner)
Vejas (2016 Special Prize)
Marques’Almeida (2015 winner)
Jacquemus (2015 Special Prize)
Thomas Tait (2014 winner)
Hood by Air (2014 Special Prize)
Miuniku (2014 Special Prize)

Over the 25 years since the foundation of LVMH, the Houses in the Group have all been inspired by a passion for creativity and innovation while nourishing an exceptional heritage rooted in time-honored know-how. As Bernard Arnault explains: “Innovation is more powerful when it springs from a preserved heritage.” In métiers as diverse as fashion, jewelry, perfumes, leather goods, winemaking or watches, LVMH brands and designers stand apart in their quest for excellence, and their unique passion for innovation, invention and creativity.

Because both its roots and future are intimately linked to creativity, LVMH and its brands have always actively nourished creative talent. Creativity is one of the Group’s core values, guiding all its teams, from designers to noses to cellar masters. This engagement inspires all LVMH houses to actively support creativity in every form. For that reason, the Louis Vuitton Foundation for contemporary art opened to the public in October 2014 in a sumptuous building created by Frank Gehry, adding to LVMH’s lasting sponsorship of the arts. Motivated by this “passion for creativity”, LVMH has for many years supported the world of fashion globally through corporate philanthropic initiatives, including:
• the ANDAM Fashion Awards (Association Nationale de Développement des Arts de la Mode)
• the Hyères International Fashion and Photography Festival
• Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London
• the investment fund for young designers created by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication.

This same passion has led the LVMH Group to launch the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers. This initiative helps drive the momentum and emergence of fresh talent that is essential to the vitality and diversity of the fashion ecosystem, a role that is perfectly in phase with the responsibilities of the world leader in luxury.