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8 Finalists for the LVMH Prize Announced

The LVMH Prize finalists.
The LVMH Prize finalists.

The LVMH Prize’s judging panel has winnowed down its talent pool from the 26 nominees announced last month to a group of eight finalists. The final list includes up-and-coming labels from France, Portugal, the U.S., the U.K., and Austria — and two menswear designers (Craig Green and Off-White’s Virgil Abloh) are represented. Said LVMH director and EVP Delphine Arnault in a statement, “The designers who have entered the LVMH Prize 2015 have truly surprised and impressed us with their diversity, their ideas and enthusiasm. Although very young, they’re all extremely talented. I wish them luck. It will be a hard task for our Jury to choose one of them. The level of the competition is so high, I have no doubt we will see some of the semi-finalists again in the years to come.” The final ceremony will take place on May 22, so place your bets now.

The finalists are:

Arthur Arbesser

Coperni, by Sébastien Meyer and Arnaud Vaillant 

Craig Green

Faustine Steinmetz

Jacquemus, by Simon Porte Jacquemus 

Marques’ Almeida, by Marta Marques and Paulo Almeida

Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh, by Virgil Abloh 

Vetements, by Demna Gvasalia

8 Finalists for the LVMH Prize Announced