Belize Engstrom Staff Reporter, The Pawprint
Gigi Hadid has been appointed a juror for the Louis Vuitton, Moet and Chandon and Hennessy Prize (LVMH).
The prestigious LVMH prize for young designers was launched in 2014. The LVMH prize winner for young designers wins a €300,000 grant, the winner/winners also receives a 12 month mentorship program customized to his or her or their needs.
Last year’s prize was awarded to the young South-African designer Thebe Magugu, who was selected from 1,300 candidates. But there is more than one prize you can win, let’s not forget about the Karl Lagerfeld prize which entitles the winner with a one-year mentorship program along with €150,000.
This prize was previously called the special prize but was later on changed in honor of Karl Lagerfeld and his dedication to LVMH. LVMH also offers a prize for three young graduates who have completed a course in a fashion school by giving them the opportunity to join the creative team at one of the Houses of the LVMH group for one year, as well they receive a 10,000 euro grant.
The half Palestianan model is known for her astonishing outfits both on the catwalk and off it. She was practically born into the modeling branch as she started modeling when she was 2 years old. Gigi took a break from modeling in her early teenage years, but came back to the industry at 17.
Since this we have seen her on the covers of international magazines and walking the catwalks of Versace, Chanel, Louis Vuitton and many other high end brands. Thus given her the experience to qualify as a panelist for the LVMH prize 2020.
Applications for the Prize opened in December, and are open to any designer under the age of 40 who has completed at least two collections. On the 27th and the 28th of February, they have the chance, if selected, to showcase their collections in the semi-finals held in Paris at the headquarters of LVMH. It is then up to Gigi along with the other judges to pick out the 20 designers who will move forward in the competition. Sitting on the jury are some of the biggest creative names in the fashion industry. After the semi-finalists have been chosen, eight designers will move forward to the Finale on June 5th and the winners will be determined by the larger committee of 59 international Experts. 2015 Simon Porte Jacquemus was awarded the special prize since then he has moved onto developed to what now as the successful luxury brand, Jacquemus.