New Expert Panel Unveiled For LVMH Prize

by Paige Reddinger

LVMH has announced its panel of experts for the 2015 LVMH Prize for Young Designers, and the list reads like a who’s who in the fashion world. Several figures were on the panel last year as well. New experts for 2015 include Stefano Tonchi, Franca Sozzani, Virginie Mouzat, Cathy Horyn, Suzy Menkes, Emmanuelle Alt, Juergen Teller, Maria Luisa Poumaillou, Susie Lau, Chiara Ferragni, and Anya Ziourova. The global competition was started in 2013 by the director and EVP of Louis Vuitton, Delphine Arnault. The experts role is to whittle down the final contestants by reviewing their collections in a showroom at LVMH headquarters during Paris Fashion Week. Each then votes for a shortlist of designers who will present their work to the jury come May.

The members of the jury include Nicolas Ghesquière (Louis Vuitton), Marc Jacobs (Marc Jacobs), Karl Lagerfeld (Fendi), Humberto Leon and Carol Lim (Kenzo), Phoebe Philo (Céline), Raf Simons (Dior) and Riccardo Tisci (Givenchy). Jonathan Anderson of Loewe will be the newest addition to the jury. The roster of designers also join Delphine Arnault, Jean-Paul Claverie (advisor to Bernard Arnault and head of corporate philanthropy for LVMH) and Pierre-Yves Roussel (chairman and CEO of LVMH Group). Quite an intimidating group, non? Check out the full list of experts below. Over 700 applications have already been received from all over the world and submission for entry are due by February 8. Last year, designer Thomas Tait took home the inaugural prize. Bonne chance to all of the applicants this year!


The Panel of Experts:

Emmanuelle Alt, Editor in Chief Vogue Paris (Paris)

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 (London)

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)

Chiara Ferragni, founder of (Milan)

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)

Jefferson Hack, Co-Founder and Editorial Director of Dazed Group (London)

Laure Hériard Dubreuil, Co-founder and chief Executive of the Webster (Miami)

Cathy Horyn, Critic-at-large for The Cut at New York Magazine and former Fashion critic at The New York Times (New York)

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)

Susie Lau, Journalist and founder of (London)

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)

Suzy Menkes, Vogue International editor (London)

Virginie Mouzat, Fashion editor in chief Vanity Fair France (Paris)

Sarah Mower, Contributing editor of Vogue US (Londres)

Jean-Jacques Picart, Fashion and Luxury Consultant (Paris)

Maria-Luisa Poumaillo, buyer and founder of Maria Luisa, Printemps fashion editor (Paris)

Gaia Repossi, Creative director of Repossi (Paris)

Olivier Rizzo, Stylist (Antwerp)

Carine Roitfeld, Founder of CR Fashion Book (Paris)

Olivier Saillard, Director of Palais Galliera (Paris)

Marie-Amelie Sauvé, Stylist (Paris)

Carla Sozzani, Founder of 10 Corso Como (Milan)

Franca Sozzani, Editor in chief Vogue Italy (Milan)

Charlotte Stockdale, Stylist (London)

Juergen Teller, Photographer (London)

Stefano Tonchi, Editor in chief W magazine (New York)

Natalia Vodianova, Supermodel and philanthropist (Paris)

Daria Zhukova, Editor in chief of Garage Magazine and Founder of Garage Museum of Contemporary Art (Moscow)

Anya Ziourova, Stylist (New York and Moscow)

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