The LVMH Prize 2021 has named its finalists - Bianca Saunders, Charles de Vilmorin, Christopher John Rogers, Conner Ives, Colm Dillane, Kika Vargas, Lukhanyo Mdingi, Nensi Dojaka and Rui Zhou. Three of them are American.
LVMH on Thursday posted a 17% drop in comparable sales in the first quarter due to the coronavirus pandemic, as government-imposed lockdowns forced it to close stores and production sites in key markets.
The LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers has called off the final of this year’s event, and instead plans to direct its prize money into a fund for young designers, the latest cancellation due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Rihanna, Stella McCartney and Virgil Abloh have joined the jury of the LVMH Prize, which today revealed the names of the eight finalists of the 2020 edition.The trio increases the jury to a classical number of a dozen.
Emmanuel Macron fêted fashion creativity with a gilded dinner inside the Élysée Palace on Monday night, praising the imaginative foreign elements in the industry, but picking out Jean-Paul Gaultier for special praise.
The luxury group has narrowed down close to 1,700 applicants from around the world to 20 semi-finalists. Eight will be selected for the final at the end of February, when they will compete for a prize of 300,000 euros.