Doublet Wins the 2018 LVMH Prize

Emma Stone and Jaden Smith were on hand at the Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris this afternoon to join LVMH Prize founder Delphine Arnault for the fifth annual edition of the prize.

Surrounded by the jury that includes top LVMH designers Karl Lagerfeld, Nicolas Ghesquière, Clare Waight Keller, Marc Jacobs, Humberto Leon, and Carol Lim, Stone presented Doublet with the grand prize. Designed in Japan by Masayuki Ino, Doublet shows at Tokyo Fashion Week and is sold at Dover Street Market.

Smith awarded the special prize to Rokh, shown in Paris and designed by Rok Hwang. Hwang is a Céline alum whose line is stocked at Net-a-Porter.

Doublet and Rokh beat out a group of international finalists to take home the top prizes. Eckhaus Latta, Matthew Adams Dolan, Kwaidan Editions, Ludovic de Saint Sernin, Botter, Charles Jeffrey Loverboy, and A-Cold-Wall were the other seven finalists.

As the grand prize winner, Doublet receives €300,000 (roughly $353,000 at current exchange) and a year’s worth of mentoring from the group. Rokh, the special prize winner, takes home €150,000 (nearly $177,000), plus a year’s worth of mentoring.

LVMH also awards a yearlong internship to three recent graduates. This year’s winners are Archie M. Alled-Martínez from Central Saint Martins, who will join Givenchy; Maya Chantout from the École de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne, who will join Céline; and Scylia Chevaux from Accademia Costume & Moda, who will join the studio at Louis Vuitton.

 

Source: Vogue

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