Twelve finalists were just selected in Paris for the first-ever LVMH prize: an award of €300,000, with mentorship by the LVMH honchos, for a designer under 40 years old. The winner will be selected by a jury of LVMH-affiliated designers (Phoebe Philo and Nicolas Ghesquière among them). The winner will be announced in Paris at the end of May. Here, a look from each of the nominees.
*This article appeared in the March 24, 2014 issue of New York Magazine.