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Louis Vuitton honors late Chanel designer

Karl Lagerfeld is no longer with us but his memory continues to live on through Louis Vuitton and a late honor bestowed upon him.

The late Karl Lagerfeld was a German designer, artist, and photographer who was best known for his role as the creative director for Chanel. His other contributions to the fashion world include roles with Fendi and his namesake label.

Wearing his signature white hair and black sunglasses, Karl Lagerfeld was an institution in the fashion world and because of this, Louis Vuitton renamed the Special Prize to the Karl Lagerfeld Prize.

The prize given each year will award one designer $165 thousand dollars to pursue their dreams. Additionally, the award winner will get a year of mentorship from designers and executives at Louis Vuitton.

The coveted mentorship will guide the winner in all aspects of the fashion designing process from sourcing and production to distribution and marketing. This year there were over 1,700 entrants from over 90 nations in the world.

This year’s award went to Hed Mayner from Israel. Mayners designs incorporated traditional men’s clothing that emphasis fit and comfort while still addressing style.