UPDATE APRIL 2020: As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the final of the 7th edition of the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers, originally scheduled on 5th June 2020 at the Louis Vuitton Foundation, has been cancelled.
ORIGINAL STORY: Rihanna is going to be a part of the Jury that will select one winner among eight finalists who compete for the LVMH Prize and Karl Lagerfeld Prize. The final will take place on June 5, 2020 at Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris.
Eight finalists were chosen after twenty young fashion brands presented their collections to the committee of Experts on the occasion of the semi-final of the LVMH Prize, on 27th and 28th February in Paris.
Robyn Rihanna Fenty (CEO and Artistic Director of Fenty) will join Virgil Abloh (Artistic Director of Men’s collections at Louis Vuitton), Stella McCartney (Artistic Director of Stella McCartney), Marc Jacobs (Artistic Director of Marc Jacobs), Jonathan Anderson (Creative Director of Loewe), Kris Van Assche (Artistic Director of Berluti), Maria Grazia Chiuri (Artistic Director of Dior Couture), Nicolas Ghesquière (Artistic Director of Womens’ collections at Louis Vuitton), Clare Waight Keller (Artistic Director of Givenchy), Delphine Arnault (Executive Vice President of Louis Vuitton), Jean-Paul Claverie (Advisor to Bernard Arnault and Head of Corporate Philanthropy at LVMH) and the CEO of LVMH Fashion Group, Sidney Toledano.
Delphine Arnault declares:
“For this 7th edition, I am delighted to announce the arrival of Virgil Abloh, former Prize ﬁnalist, Robyn Rihanna Fenty and Stella McCartney in the Jury of the LVMH Prize. They will be joining our prestigious panel which includes: Jonathan Anderson, Kris Van Assche, Nicolas Ghesquière, Maria Grazia Chiuri, Marc Jacobs, Clare Waight Keller as well as Sidney Toledano, Jean-Paul Claverie and I. I wish to thank them for their involvement and their support to young creation. The Prize is an incredible opportunity for these young designers to be appraised by them and to enjoy their advice.”
This year, 24S and MatchesFashion will welcome the ﬁnalists of the LVMH Prize on their respective platform in order to help them gain international exposure.