Guerlain launches new Terracotta On The Go beauty range for a radiant glow anytime, anywhere

Introduced nearly 40 years ago, Guerlain Terracotta has become an essential in the world of beauty. Now the Maison has unveiled Terracotta On The Go, a new product line for the iconic sun-kissed powder to keep radiant beauty anytime, anywhere.

An emblem in the Guerlain beauty universe, Terracotta powder gives the skin a radiant, healthy glow with beautiful natural warmth. Now this icon is available in a new generation of essentials for fast and easy makeup, wherever you are.

The new Terracotta On The Go range by Guerlain

Terracotta On The Go is for women who are always on the move, letting them keep a sun-kissed glow all year round thanks to four products that slip easily into a handbag for instant use.

This new beauty routine has four simple steps. After the skin is given a smooth, velvety finish with the Terracotta Skin stick, the Terracotta Touch powder creates a luminous matte sheen thanks to the integrated applicator. The Highlighting stick sets off the complexion with a rosy glow effect and the Contour & Glow palette finishes the look.

The fast, sophisticated and intuitive use of the Terracotta On The Go makeup products is accompanied by the sunny floral scents of Guerlain’s mythic Terracotta powder, an accord of orange blossom and exotic fruit set off by bright notes of jasmine, ylang-ylang and tiare flower.

INSIDE LVMH in China invites students from 20 prestigious Chinese universities to imagine tomorrow’s customer experience

After the success of the program in Europe in 2018, INSIDE LVMH was launched in China last March via a WeChat campaign. On this occasion, 210 students from 20 of China’s most prestigious universities were invited to imagine the customer experience of tomorrow. The three-day agenda from April 1-3 included tours of LVMH Maisons’ stores and culminated with a “Discovery Day” on April 12 in Shanghai. Following the closing ceremony, 120 students were invited to choose from among the 100 internships proposed by LVMH Maisons present in China.

To create a bridge between the academic world of young talents and the world of business, in 2018 LVMH launched INSIDE LVMH, an online program that enables students at partner schools and interns at LVMH Maisons to deepen their understanding of the myriad professions and career opportunities in the luxury industry. Following the resounding success of the program in Europe last year, the Group brought the initiative to China this year.

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The digital campaign kicked off on March 4 with a special WeChat mini-program, triggering a record 9,500 registrations. From the 1,500 students who shared their vision of the customer experience of tomorrow on the platform, 210 were invited on store tours at LVMH Maisons in Beijing and Shanghai, including Louis Vuitton, Dior, Chaumet and Sephora.

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After the “Store Tour”, 120 of the students were selected for “Discovery Day”, the INSIDE LVMH closing event in Shanghai. During the day they were coached by LVMH senior managers and Human Resources talents as they imagined an in-store customer experience crafted to attract customers and inspire loyalty.

 

A panel discussion with Andrew Wu, LVMH Group President Greater China was followed by speed interviews with HR teams from the Maisons, giving the participants a chance to select one of the 100 internships available in the country.

The launch of the INSIDE LVMH program in China has enabled the Group and its Maisons to heighten their recognition among Chinese millennial talents and forge closer ties with 20 of China’s most prestigious universities, including Fudan University, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, Donghua University, Tongji University, Shanghai University of International Business and Economics, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Peking University, Tsinghua University, Communication University of China and Remin University.

Le Bon Marché hosts LVMH Institut des Métiers d’Excellence Global Master Class

On last April 17, nearly 140 apprentices from the class of 2018-2019 of the LVMH Institut des Métiers d’Excellence from France and Switzerland came together at Le Bon Marché in Paris for a Master Class, including a series of special tours. The apprentices were then welcomed to LVMH Group headquarters on Avenue Montaigne, where they presented their creations inspired by the iconic department store. 

The Global Master Class of the LVMH Institut des Métiers d’Excellence  kicked off on April 16 with a cocktail reception at Le Bon Marché, attended by Patrice Wagner, CEO of Le Bon Marché, and Florence Rambaud, Director of the LVMH Institut des Métiers d’Excellence. Apprentices in the class of 2018/2019 had a full agenda of tours through the department store and workshops.

Their itinerary spanned the wine cellar, the Topager gardens on the rooftop of Le Bon Marché, as well as a firsthand look at the Geek Mais Chic exhibition. The 132 apprentices represented fourteen different training tracks – draping and tailoring couture, leather goods, jewelry, watchmaking, vineyards and winemaking, culinary arts, design and retail – and ten partner schools (the Institut Français de la Mode, Les Compagnons du Devoir et du Tour de France, the Haute École de Joaillerie, the Ecole d’Horlogerie LVMH, Avize Viti Campus, the Centre Européen des Professions Culinaires, the Sorbonne Nouvelle, the École Duperré Paris, EMASUP Paris and the EIML Paris).

During the day they took part in workshops led by teams from Le Bon Marché. During the Notify workshop, the students applied the expertise they had acquired during their training to personalize denim. There were also culinary workshops at La Table, the restaurant in La Grande Épicerie de Paris, and discussions with Emmanuel Petit, Manager of La Cave du Bon Marché.

Following this immersion, participants were welcomed to LVMH headquarters on Avenue Montaigne, where they presented their creations inspired by the architecture and spaces in Le Bon Marché.

 

LVMH tops Universum France most attractive employer ranking for 14th consecutive year

Each year the Universum consulting firm conducts an annual survey of more than 35,000 students at French engineering and business schools to rank the companies where they would most like to work. In 2019, for the 14th consecutive year LVMH was No. 1 in the Universum France ranking in the business school category. This result reflects the commitment of the Group and its Maisons to attracting, engaging with and developing young talents in France and around the world through initiatives such as INSIDE LVMH or DARE LVMH, as well as the Group’s many partnerships with top universities.

The LVMH Group, the world leader in luxury, has always considered the transmission of values and savoir-faire to new generations as a top priority. The Group shares its core values of excellence, innovation and entrepreneurship with young talents, along with its passion and unique savoir-faire.

 

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In 2018 LVMH launched the INSIDE LVMH digital platform in Europe to enable students to better understand strategic challenges in the luxury industry and contribute to meeting them by working on specific themes. This initiative has been deployed in China in 2019, targeting students at the country’s top 20 universities, inviting them to think about the customer experience via a WeChat platform and visits to stores.

LVMH’s attractiveness among students is the fruit of ambitious efforts by the Group and its Maisons to engage with schools and universities to heighten awareness among students of its organization and the vast diversity of career opportunities available at LVMH. What’s more, LVMH Days organized with partner schools give students a chance to discover the LVMH universe by meeting managers and attending conferences led by inspiring leaders.

The 7,600 interns and 1,150 recent graduates who joined LVMH Maisons in 2018 are vibrant proof of LVMH’s engagement to welcoming and nurturing the professional growth of young talents.

This latest distinction recognizes the successful efforts of all the managers, leaders and members of the Human Resources community at all LVMH Maisons to inspire and develop the next generation of LVMH talents.

 

 

Glenmorangie celebrates tenth anniversary of pioneering Private Edition series with Glenmorangie Allta

Glenmorangie has for a decade shared its passion for innovation with whisky aficionados through its famous line of rare and intriguing limited-edition single malts, the Private Edition series. With Glenmorangie Allta, the Highlands distillery reveals the first whisky created using wild yeast from its signature Cadboll barley.

Over the years the impact on taste of yeast, a key ingredient in Scotch whisky, has been all but forgotten. One person who remained keenly aware of yeast’s potential, however, is Dr. Bill Lumsden, Glenmorangie’s Director of Distilling, Whisky Creation & Whisky Stocks. Years ago he recalled a story recounted by a renowned whisky specialist about a unique “house” yeast Glenmorangie was said to have possessed.

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Dr Bill Lumsden subsequently unveiled a secret he had discovered, a previously unidentified species of wild yeast – Saccharomyces diaemath – growing on barley near the Distillery. He then brought the yeast and the barley together to create a creamy, fragrant whisky: Glenmorangie Allta.

“Allta”, which means “wild” in Scots Gaelic,  was aged in ex-bourbon barrels, including many second-fill casks, to showcase the fruity character given by the yeast and its importance to the whisky’s myriad flavors.

“Glenmorangie Allta is a worthy whisky with which to mark the Private Edition’s tenth anniversary. Yeast’s influence on taste has been overlooked for years, but it’s an area ripe for exploration. With a nose of biscuit, baking bread and floral notes, and rich tastes of vanilla, orange syrup and sweet chili, Glenmorangie Allta opens up compelling possibilities for the future of Scotch whisky,” says Dr. Bill Lumsden.

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4th edition of the LVMH Institut des Métiers d’Excellence (IME) Village

The 4th edition of the LVMH Institut des Métiers d’Excellence (IME) vocational training fair took place yesterday in Clichy-sous-Bois. This annual “IME Village” event gave more than 600 young people a chance to discover the wide range of work/study training programs in artisanal craftsmanship, creative and retail professions available via the IME and its unique network of partner schools and universities.

Created in 2014, the LVMH Institut des Métiers d’Excellence (IME) is a vocational training program that allows the Group to pass on unique savoir-faire in artisanal craftsmanship, creative and retail métiers to new generations, thus enhancing their employability. IME training programs are free and focus on practical experience, enabling students to earn vocational certificates or degrees. The programs welcome students of different ages and levels of qualification, always applying exacting selection criteria.

Aligned with its longstanding equal opportunity policy, the LVMH group sponsors the “IME Village” event to ensure broad promotion of the training programs available. The event has been held each year since 2016 at the Espace 93 in the Paris suburb of Clichy-sous-Bois. The IME Village is organized within the scope of a partnership between the cities of Clichy-sous-Bois, Montfermeil and the LVMH group. It enables to present the different training programs and métiers available through the IME and identifies potential candidates for the hundred or so apprenticeship contracts that will be proposed in 2019.

For the first time this year the beauty sector was present at the IME Village thanks to a new partnership with the IUT d’Orléans and the ISIPCA.

The IUT d’Orléans technical institute and the Université d’Orléans are located in the heart of the French Cosmetic Valley, a competitiveness cluster that coordinates the French perfumes and cosmetics industry and in which the LVMH group and its Maisons play a prominent role. The ISIPCA, a major fragrance and cosmetics school and also a partner of this cluster, provides a deep pool of talent for the LVMH group’s recruitment.

The French Labor Ministry was present at the IME Village to promote its #Démarretastory campaign. Launched in April 2018, this campaign is designed to engage and encourage young people to acquire professional skills through apprenticeships, giving them an excellent passport to long-term employment. Produced with and by actual apprentices, the campaign aims to raise the status of apprenticeship as an attractive path to quality education.

Several partner schools and universities participated at the 2019 edition of the IME Village:

  • L’École de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne;
  • Les Compagnons du Devoir et du Tour de France;
  • La Haute École de Joaillerie;
  • Avize Viti Campus;
  • Le Centre Européen des Professions Culinaires;
  • L’Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3, l’Ecole Duperré Paris;
  • EMASUP Paris;
  • EIML Paris.

All participants – junior high and high school students from the Seine-Saint-Denis district, parents, job seekers interested in retraining opportunities and persons with disabilities – had a chance to dialogue with IME apprentices, watch demonstrations of the different métiers, learn about partner schools and also meet with Human Resources managers from different LVMH group Maisons: Berluti, Chaumet, Christian Dior Couture, La Grande Épicerie de Paris, Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche, Louis Vuitton, Make Up For Ever, Marc Jacobs, Parfums Christian Dior, Sephora, as well as LVMH Recherche.

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LVMH Institut des Métiers d’Excellence internationally (France, Switzerland, Italy):

  • 500 apprentices in 2018 – 300 alumni and 200 currently enrolled;
  • 17 partner schools including 2 universities and 1 technical institute:
    • In France: École de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne, Les Compagnons du Devoir et du Tour de France, Haute École de Joaillerie, Avize Viti Campus, Centre Européen des Professions Culinaires, IUT d’Orléans, ISIPCA, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3, Ecole Duperré Paris, EMASUP Paris and EIML Paris;
    • In Switzerland: École d’Horlogerie LVMH;
    • In Italy: Polimoda, Politecnico Calzaturiero, Académie du Savoir-faire Berluti, For.Al, Università Ca’Foscari Venezia and Ca’Foscari Challenge School.
  • 21 work/study training tracks, from CAP vocational certificate to Master 2 degree in artisanal professions (draping and tailoring, leather goods, women’s and men’s shoes, jewelry, watchmaking, vineyards and winemaking, culinary arts), creative professions (beauty, fashion and creative industry design) and retail professions.
  • 33 partner LVMH Maisons in the Group’s five business sectors.
  • 80% placement rate either in the métiers studied or ongoing training programs. 63% placement rate with LVMH or outside partners.

 

A year of transmission and savoir-faire: 2018 highlights from LVMH and its Maisons

As custodians of the cultural heritage embodied by exceptional artisanal and creative métiers, LVMH and its Maisons are deeply committed to protecting and developing the unique savoir-faire they have inherited, which has sometimes been passed on for centuries. The fourth edition of Les Journées Particulières, the fifth LVMH Prize for Young Designers and the LVMH Institut des Métiers d’Excellence LVMH are all prime examples of how the Group continued to pass on artisanal and creative skills to young generations, melting savoir-faire and innovation… Take a look at some of the highlights from 2018.

Les Journées Particulières LVMH 2018

The 2018 Les Journées Particulières LVMH enjoyed unprecedented success, drawing 180,000 visitors. The fourth edition of this event – unique in its kind – took on a new dimension as 56 LVMH Maisons opened their doors to the public, inviting visitors to discover 77 exceptional places – 40 never previously open to the public – in 14 countries on five continents. For three days (October 12-14), perfumers, watchmakers, jewelers, shoemakers, trunkmakers, winemakers, barrel makers, makeup artists and many others welcomed people from every background to share the multifaceted expertise of their métiers. Wonderful stories and moving encounters will definitely remain in memories until the next edition!

 

Givenchy / © Gabriel De La Chapelle

 

Fifth edition of LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers

Faithful to a longstanding commitment to supporting the talent of tomorrow, the Group again launched the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers in 2018. Each year the LVMH Prize recognizes an outstanding designer, selected by a jury of creative directors from LVMH Maisons. A record 1,300 participants from 90 countries joined the competition in 2018. The nine finalists presented their work during an event at the Fondation Louis Vuitton on June 6th. Culminating this very special day, the jury announced Tokyo-based Japanese designer Masayuki Ino as the winner of the fifth LVMH Prize for his Doublet label.

 

LVMH Prize 2018 / © Benoît Peverelli

 

LVMH Institut des Métiers d’Excellence LVMH launches fifth year in France and Switzerland and expands in Italy

The LVMH Institut des Métiers d’Excellence LVMH (IME) marked the beginning of its fifth year of classes in October 2018 and topped the symbolic number of 500 apprentices in training during the year. The IME enjoyed robust growth in France and Switzerland in 2018, adding and expanding training tracks and partnerships with schools. At the end of November, the IME celebrated its second back-to-school season in Italy, announcing three new partners to train future apprentices in artisanal and retail skills (women’s shoemaking with Politecnico Calzaturiero in Capriccio di Vigonza, men’s shoemaking with the Académie du Savoir-faire Berluti in Ferrare, and retailing training with Université Ca’ Foscari Venezia).

 

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INSIDE LVMH program launches

LVMH launched the INSIDE LVMH program in February 2018, a groundbreaking initiative for students from 50 of Europe’s top schools and universities, as well as interns at the LVMH Group. Built around a digital platform, the program brings these young talents a deeper understanding of the strategic challenges in luxury and an opportunity to contribute new ideas around the theme “Imagine the Luxury Experience of Tomorrow”. A total of 4,500 young talents joined the program. Of the 200 students selected, three winning teams had a chance to present their ideas at LVMH headquarters in Paris to LVMH Chairman and CEO Bernard Arnault and 50 members of LVMH top management, including CEOs of Maisons and members of the LVMH Executive Committee. This initiative enables the Group to identify a new generation of international talents and create an inspiring bridge between the academic world and the luxury industry.

 

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Dom Pérignon Chef de Cave: transmission from Richard Geoffroy to Vincent Chaperon

During the launch of Dom Pérignon Vintage 2008 last June at the Abbaye de Hautvillers, Vincent Chaperon was officially presented as the successor to Richard Geoffroy, Dom Pérignon’s Chef de Cave since 1990. At the end of 2018, after 13 years of close collaboration, the guide, Richard Geoffroy, will pass the torch to his successor, Vincent Chaperon. The renowned champagne house celebrates 2019 by beginning a new chapter in its history.

For 28 years Richard Geoffroy has expressed the creative ambition of Dom Pérignon: reinvent itself with each vintage by revealing the unique character of the seasons. As the creative guide of the Maison, the Chef de Cave has declared 15 vintages, reflecting an unwavering commitment to pursuing Dom Pérignon’s aesthetic ideal and vision. This vision is embodied in the subtle balance that characterizes its champagnes – between maturity and vivacity, lightness and intensity – resulting in wines that age with suppleness and elegance.

Time is essential to the Dom Pérignon equation. The signature aromatic complexity of the Maison’s wines is the result of an emphasis on slow maturation. To preserve this centuries-old savoir-faire, the transmission from Richard Geoffroy to Vincent Chaperon has been anticipated well in advance and progressively carried out throughout 2018.

 

Richard Geoffroy and Vincent Chaperon © Christophe Meimoon

 

Since arriving to work alongside Richard Geoffroy in 2005, Vincent Chaperon has taken part in 13 harvests and collaborated on four vintages: 2005, 2006, 2009 and, the most recent to be declared, 2008. The culmination of the collaboration between the two Chefs de Cave, Dom Pérignon Vintage 2008 is the fruit of a rich dialogue between two passionate winemakers, blending the audacious intuition of Vincent Chaperon and Richard Geoffroy’s sophisticated and comprehensive knowledge.

Vincent Chaperon officially succeeds from Richard Geoffroy on January 1, 2019. He will take responsibility for the material legacy of the existing vintages, embody the vision and heritage of Dom Pérignon, and carry on the commitment to vintages that defines the raison d’être of Dom Pérignon champagne.

The 2018/2019 back-to-school ceremony of the Istituto dei Mestieri d’Eccellenza LVMH

The Istituto dei Mestieri d’Eccellenza LVMH carries on the transmission of savoir-faire in artisanal and retail skills, expanding its presence in Italy with three new partnerships.

The Istituto dei Mestieri d’Eccellenza LVMH (IME) vocational training program has marked the beginning of a second year with a ceremony at the Palazzo Pucci in Florence. The event welcomed IME apprentices[1] from across Italy (classes of 2017/2018 and 2018/2019) as well as representatives of partner schools and LVMH Maisons.

The LVMH Institut des Métiers d’Excellence was created in Paris in 2014 to promote, transmit and valorize savoir-faire in artisanal, creative and retail skills for the luxury industry. After just two years the IME expanded to Switzerland in 2016, inaugurating the École d’Horlogerie LVMH. In 2017 the IME brought the program to Italy, based at the Palazzo Pucci in Florence, launching two training programs: leather goods craftsmanship at Polimoda in the Tuscany region, and another in jewelry with For.Al in the Piedmont region.

“LVMH clearly recognizes the importance and excellence of Italian savoir-faire. The development of our Institut des Métiers d’Excellence in Italy reflects the Group’s commitment to playing an active role in training young people and developing job opportunities available to them,” said Chantal Gaemperle, LVMH Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Synergies.

The development of training and apprenticeship programs in Italy continues this year with the announcement by the IME of three new partnerships to train future talents in artisanal and retail skills:

  • In women’s shoes with the Politecnico Calzaturiero in Capriccio di Vigonza, which offers a program to teach technical expertise in the assembly of high-quality footwear, funded by the Veneto region;
  • In men’s shoes with the Berluti Académie du Savoir-faire in Ferrare, with training for shoemaking artisans in the Emilia Romagna region;
  • In retail with Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, which offes a “Master in Luxury, Customer Advisor” Taught entirely in English, the program has been developed by the Ca’ Foscari Challenge School and is funded by the Venetia region.

These new training programs join those that were successfully launched in 2017, bringing to five the number of IME work/study programs offered in Italy.

A year after the launch of the Istituto dei Mestieri d’Eccellenza LVMH, the program has proved a resounding success: 100% of the apprentices received their degree, and 93% received the Certificate of Excellence. This certificate recognizes apprentices who demonstrated exemplary professionalism and excellence in both their area of expertise, their soft skills, and their affinity with the luxury industry. Furthermore, the placement rate for these Italian graduates is 88%, either in jobs in the métiers studied, or through ongoing training. Some 63% of the graduates have found jobs at LVMH. 

Financed by the European Social Fund through Italian regions, these training programs introduce a groundbreaking approach. The apprenticeships combine theoretical classroom training at partner schools with practical experience at LVMH Maisons, plus foreign language training. There are also innovative modules in the form of Master Classes designed by the IME in conjunction with LVMH Maisons.

Istituto dei Mestieri d’Eccellenza LVMH – key figures:

  • 85 apprentices in 2018 – 27 alumni and 58 apprentices;
  • 5 partner schools, including 1 university: Polimoda, Politecnico Calzaturiero, the Berluti Académie du Savoir-faire, For.Al, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia and the Ca’ Foscari Challenge School;
  • 5 work/study training tracks in artisanal and retail skills that enable students to earn a “Qualifica Professionale” degree or a level 1 Master degree in retail;
  • 12 partner LVMH Maisons in three of the Group’s business sectors;
  • 88% placement rate either in jobs in the métiers studied, or ongoing training. Some 63% of the graduates have found jobs at LVMH (provisional figures).

The LVMH Institut des Métiers d’Excellence internationally (France, Switzerland, Italy):

  • 500 apprentices in 2018 – 300 alumni and 200 new apprentices;
  • 15 partner schools, including 2 universities:
    • In Italy with Polimoda, Politecnico Calzaturiero, the Berluti Académie du Savoir-faire, For.Al and Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia and Ca’ Foscari Challenge School;
    • In France with the École de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne, Les Compagnons du Devoir et du Tour de France, the Haute École de Joaillerie in Paris, Avize Viti Campus, the Centre Européen des Professions Culinaires, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3, Ecole Duperré Paris, EMASUP Paris and EIML Paris ;
    • In Switzerland with the École d’Horlogerie LVMH.
  • 20 work/study training tracks, from CAP vocational certificate to Master 2;
  • 32 partner LVMH Maisons in five of our business sectors;
  • 80% placement rate either in jobs in the métiers studied, or ongoing training. Some 60% of the graduates have found jobs at LVMH (provisional figures).

[1] Apprentices: students who receive training at both a partner school and at a company within the framework of the IME program.

 

IME kicks off its fifth year by reaching 500 apprentices

The LVMH Institut des Métiers d’Excellence (IME) vocational training program embarked on a new year today with a ceremony at LVMH headquarters in Paris, welcoming apprentices from France and Switzerland. During the inaugural ceremony the top students from the class of 2017/2018 were presented with a Certificate of Excellence, while new students officially joined the IME. Throughout the ceremony – in the presence of Bernard Arnault, Chairman and CEO of LVMH – presentations recapped highlights from last year and announced new additions to the program for this year.

In 2014, the first class of the LVMH Institut des Métiers d’Excellence counted 28 apprentices. Five graduating classes later the program has expanded to 500 students. This impressive growth reflects the multiplication and development of training tracks and partnerships offered by the IME in France, Switzerland and Italy. All the IME courses are centered on promoting, transmitting and valorizing savoir-faire in craftsmanship, creative and retail skills for the luxury industry.

The results for 2017 speak eloquently of the program’s success in driving international development, expanding the curriculum and training more and more apprentices. “We are delighted that the Institut des Métiers d’Excellence has inspired more than 500 young apprentices to train for careers requiring craftsmanship, creative and retail skills. This illustrates the strength of the IME’s unique work/study model. We are pleased that this model is continually expanding in France and other countries where there is an attractive pool of potential talent and where LVMH is present,” said Chantal Gaemperle, LVMH Executive Vice President Human Resources and Synergies.

Four new IME training programs were launched in 2017:

In France:

  • Master in Design, fashion and creative industries, in partnership with Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3, École Duperré Paris
  • Client Advisor retail training, taught entirely in English, with EIML Paris.

In Italy:

  • Leathers goods craftsmanship with Polimoda (Florence)
  • Jewelry with For.Al (Valence).
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The results for the 2017/2018 graduating class were excellent: 98% of the apprentices received their degree, and 83% were awarded the Certificate of Excellence. This certificate recognizes apprentices who demonstrated exemplary professionalism and excellence in both their area of expertise, their soft skills, and their affinity with the luxury industry. The placement rate is 80%, either in jobs in the métiers studied or ongoing training to perfect initial skills. Some 60% of the graduates have found jobs with LVMH or its outside partners. 

The ceremony also provided an opportunity for the LVMH Institut des Métiers d’Excellence to announce several new partnerships:

  • Centre Européen des Professions Culinaires in Paris in baking, pastry, cooking and catering;
  • Politecnico Calzaturiero in Capriccio di Vigonza (Veneto region) in women’s shoes;
  • Académie du Savoir-faire Berluti in Ferrare (Emilia Romagna region) in men’s shoes;
  • Università Ca’Foscari Venezia in Venice, with the Master in Luxury, Customer Advisor retail sales program, organized by the Ca’Foscari Challenge School and taught entirely in English.

Following launches in France in 2014 and in Switzerland in 2016, the LVMH Institut des Métiers d’Excellence inaugurated its Italian headquarters at the Palazzo Pucci in Florence in November 2017. This expansion establishes the LVMH Institut des Métiers d’Excellence as the only European network of vocational schools specialized in craftsmanship, creative and retail skills, spanning from fashion, leather goods, shoes, watchmaking, jewelry, winemaking to the culinary arts.

LVMH Institut des Métiers d’Excellence – key figures:

  • 500 apprentices in 2018 – 300 alumni and 200 new apprentices
  • 15 partner schools, including 2 universities: in France with the École de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne, Les Compagnons du Devoir et du Tour de France, the Haute École de Joaillerie in Paris, Avize Viti Campus, the Centre Européen des Professions Culinaires, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3, Ecole Duperré Paris, EMASUP Paris and EIML Paris; in Switzerland with the École d’Horlogerie LVMH, and in Italy with Polimoda, Politecnico Calzaturiero, the Académie du Savoir-faire Berluti, For.Al and Università Ca’Foscari Venezia and the  Ca’ Foscari Challenge School.
  • 20 work/study training tracks, ranging from CAP vocational certificate to Master 2.
  • 32 partner LVMH Maisons in our five business sectors.
  • 80% placement rate either in jobs in the métiers studied or ongoing training to perfect initial skills; 60% of graduates have found jobs within the LVMH Group or with its outside partners (provisional figures).