The other jury members of this eighth edition are Virgil Abloh, Jonathan Anderson, Maria Grazia Chiuri, Marc Jacobs and Stella McCartney, as well as Delphine Arnault; Sidney Toledano, chairman and chief executive officer of LVMH Fashion Group, and Jean-Paul Claverie, an adviser to LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault and head of corporate philanthropy at the group. They were all on previous editions’ juries.
The jury members will be tasked with selecting the winners during a final round of the competition, which is slated to take place on Sept. 7 at the Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris.
Competing for the 2021 top gong and the Karl Lagerfeld Prize/Special Jury Prize are American designers Christopher John Rogers, Conner Ives and KidSuper designer Colm Dillane; British designer Bianca Saunders, who won this year’s Andam Prize; France’s Charles de Vilmorin; Colombian designer Kika Vargas; Lukhanyo Mdingi from South Africa; Albania-born, London-based Nensi Dojaka, and China’s Rui Zhou, the designer behind the genderless Rui label.
This comes as this year’s finalists have been taking over the prize’s Instagram account for virtual question-and-answer sessions with the public, fielding questions through Stories about their inspirations, work methods and offering a glimpse behind the scenes in studios.
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