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Two Canadians Finalists In LVMH Young Designer Prize

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two canadian finalists lvmh prizeA look by Chris Gelinas, one of two Canadian finalists for this prestigious prize. Image courtesy of designer.

O Canada! The finalists for the LVMH Prize For Young Fashion Designers have been announced - and two are from our home and native land! Canadians Chris Gelinas and Thomas Tait are two of the twelve finalists for the uber-prestigious prize, which will give one lucky designer the chance to work for a year in one of the houses in the LVMH stable (oh, and 300,000 euros). Montreal native (but London based) Thomas Tait and New York based (but Canadian born) Chris Gelinas made the final cut after presenting their collections to a panel of superstar industry experts (how would you feel having Nicolas Ghesquière, Karl Lagerfeld AND Raf Simons judge your work?!). Some background on our finalists: Thomas Tait has shown his collections at London Fashion Week, and is very much about minimalist chic. Chris Gelinas, who previously did stints at Marc Jacobs and Balenciaga, launched his label 'CG' last year, which won the 2013 Peroni Young Designer Award. The finalists  return to Paris on May 28th, when the inaugural winner will be announced. Best of luck you two! READ MORE 10 Canadian designers you need to know GALLERY: Thomas Tait Top 20 Runway Looks
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Two Canadians Finalists In LVMH Young Designer Prize