2 sep 2020

LVMH prize: who’s new on the list of experts ?

Less than a month before the semi-final, the LVMH prize unveils its expert committee ready to judge its sixth edition. Among them are nine new fashion and luxury professionals who will be taking part in selecting the eight finalists for the prize.

Launched in 2013, the LVMH prize has established itself as the one of the most prestigious prizes in the fashion world, serving as a veritable springboard for up-and-coming designers as well as a talent detector for professionals in the field. In September 2019, the fifth annual event chose the South African designer Thebe Magugu as the winner of its Grand Prize and Israeli designer Hed Mayner for the Karl Lagerfeld Award.


In addition to its eminent jury made up, among others, of Nicolas Ghesquière, Maria Grazia Chiuri, Clare Waight Keller and Jonathan Anderson, the LVMH prize calls upon a committee of experts that brings together journalists, photographers, stylists, models and other influential personalities in fashion and luxury. Together, from a selection of 20 designers who have made it to the semi-final, they chose the new finalists for the prize. As we near the semi-final for this year, set to take place on February 27th and 28th, the committee has added 9 new experts including the famous American model Gigi Hadid, who will also be the ambassador of the showroom. Other new members are the artistic director Ronnie Cooke Newhouse – also on the jury for the next Festival d’Hyères –, the Irish writer and activist Sinéad Burke and the stylist Ibrahim Kamara, also fashion editor-in-chief  of the magazine i-D. They will be joining the journalists Suzy Menkes and Loïc Prigent, the models Karlie Kloss and Natalia Vodianova and the founder and editorial director of Numéro, Babeth Djian, forming a committee of nearly sixty experts in total. 


The 9 new experts are:


Sinéad Burke, Activist
Ronnie Cooke Newhouse, Artistic director
Caroline Daur, Digital entrepreneur
Jo Ellison, Editor-in-chief of “How to Spend It”
Leaf Greener, Artistic consultant and writer

Gigi Hadid, Model and philanthropist,
Ibrahim Kamara, Stylist and fashion editor-in-chief of i-D magazine 
Natalie Kingham, Fashion director and buyer at Matches Fashion 
Lauren Santo Domingo, Co-founder and director of Moda Operandi 


Discover the complete list of experts for the 6th LVMH prize:


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, Co-founder and CEO of the online boutique Ssense (Montreal)
Glenda Bailey, Editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar US (New York)
Fabien Baron, Artistic Director and founder of Baron & Baron (New York)
Tim Blanks, Editorialist for The Business of Fashion (London)
Derek Blasberg, Fashion and beauty director of YouTube (New York)
Alexandre de Betak, Founder of Bureau Betak (Paris)
Frédéric Bodenes, Artistic Director of Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche (Paris)
Sinéad Burke, Activist (Dublin)
Carmen Busquets, Investor in The BoF, Farfetch, Net-à-Porter, Lyst, Moda Operandi (Caracas) 
Burak Cakmak, Director of the fashion department at the Parsons School of Design (New York)
Marie Chaix, Fashion editor-in-chief of the magazine Double (New York)
Angelica Cheung, Editor-in-chief of Vogue China (Beijing)
Anne-Sophie von Claer, Joint editorial director of 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, Editorial director of Numéro (Paris)
Jo Ellison, Editor-in-chief of “How to Spend It” (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 post-grad program for creation at the Institut Français de la Mode (Paris) 
Jo-Ann Furniss, Journalist and Artistic Director (London)
Chantal Gaemperle, Director of human resources and synergies at the LVMH Group (Paris) 
Stephen Gan, Editor-in-chief of V magazine and V man and Creative director of ELLE US (New York) 
Michel Gaubert, Sound designer (Paris)
Julie Gilhart, Consultant (New York)
Ikram Goldman, Creator of Ikram (Chicago)
Leaf Greener, Creative consultant and writer (Shanghai)
Elizabeth von Guttman, Co-founder of the magazine System and Fashion Tech (Paris)
Jefferson Hack, Co-founder and Editorial director of the Dazed Group (London) 
Gigi Hadid, Model and Philanthropist (Los Angeles)
Amanda Harlech, Fashion consultant (London)
Ashley Heath, Editorial director of Pop and Arena Homme+ (London)
Laure Hériard Dubreuil, Founder and General director of The Webster (Miami)
Adrian Joffe, CEO of Dover Street Market International (London)
Sylvia Jorif, Journalist at the magazine ELLE (Paris)
Ibrahim Kamara, Stylist and fashion editor-in-chief of i-D magazine (London)
Natalie Kingham, Fashion director and buyer at Matches Fashion (London)
Karlie Kloss, Model and Philanthropist (New York)
Suzanne Koller, Fashion editor-in-chief of M magazine for Le Monde (Paris)
Hirofumi Kurino, Artistic Director of United Arrows (Tokyo)
Susie Lau, Creator of StyleBubble and Journalist (London)
Linda Loppa, Strategic and vision consultant of the Polimoda Paris Platform (Paris)
Pat McGrath, Makeup artist (New York)
Kevin Ma, Founder and director of the site Hypebeast (New York)
Sara Maino, Joint-editor-in-chief of Italian Vogue and Director of Vogue Talents (Milan) 
Suzy Menkes, Journalist for Vogue (Paris and New York)
Virginie Mouzat, Journalist (Paris)
Sarah Mower, Journalist at Vogue US (London)
Alexia Niedzielski, Co-founder of the magazine System and Fashion Tech (London)
Ezra Petronio, Director of publications at the magazine Self Service (Paris)
Fabio Piras, Director of the fashion masters course at the Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design (London) 
Peter Philips, Director of creation and make-up image at Christian Dior (Antwerp)
Loïc Prigent, Film director (Paris)
Gaia Repossi, Artistic director of Repossi (Paris)
Carine Roitfeld, Editor-in-chief of CR Fashion Book and Fashion director of international editions at Harper’s Bazaar (Paris)
Lauren Santo Domingo, Co-founder and director of Moda Operandi (New York) 
Marie-Amélie Sauvé, Stylist and Editor-in-chief of the magazine Mastermind (Paris) 
Anne-Florence Schmitt, Editorial 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, Artistic Director of L’Officiel (New York)
Aizel Trudel, Founder of online boutique Aizel (Moscow)
Natalia Vodianova, Model and Philanthropist (Paris)