Karl Lagerfeld honoured with special Louis Vuitton fashion prize

Karl Lagerfeld
Karl Lagerfeld

Karl Lagerfeld’s death was announced on 14 February and the fashion world crumbled in grief. Now French luxury conglomerate LVMH (Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton) has renamed its special prize to the Karl Lagerfeld Prize in honour of the fashion icon.

The annual award will offer an upcoming fashion designer $165 000 (R2.5 million) and a one-year mentorship with executive at Louis Vuitton. The 2019 annual prize will be presented on 4 September 2019 in Paris.

Prior to his death in February Karl Lagerfeld served as a Judge on the then named Special Prize, which South African designer Thebe Magugu is a finalist of.

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