THE FIGARO. - What was your driving force in 2013 to launch the LVMH Prize?
Delphine ARNAULT. - As the world's leading luxury group, we believed it was our responsibility to help young talent develop without asking for compensation. It has never been a recruitment operation for the group's brands! And our greatest satisfaction is to see the finalists of previous editions grow, whether they are independent or in brands other than ours.
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Like Marine Serre, Grand Prix in 2017, who had made very few collections and who, in the process, was a deserved success. Similarly, for Grace Wales Bonner, the 2016 winner, Nensi Dojaka, the 2021 winner, Simon Porte Jacquemus, who won the special prize in 2015. Some finalists have gained nothing, except international visibility and solid legitimacy, and have become major players in fashion, such as Virgil Abloh (artistic director of Louis Vuitton's men's collections...
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