PARIS — LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton has corralled 40 prominent figures from retail, publishing and image creation to help it choose the first recipient of its new LVMH Young Fashion Designer Prize.
Experts on the panel, whose task is to whittle down the field to 10 finalists from 30 contenders during Paris Fashion Week next month, include Natalie Massenet, founder and executive chairman of Net-a-porter; Marigay McKee, president of Saks Fifth Avenue; Adrian Joffe, chief executive officer of Comme des Garçons; Carla Sozzani, founder of 10 Corso Como; Linda Fargo, senior vice president, fashion office and store presentation, Bergdorf Goodman, and Sarah Andelman, creative director and purchasing manager of Colette in Paris.
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