The festival directed by Jean-Pierre Blanc and presided over by Didier Grumbach, annually encourages and supports young artists in the fields of fashion and photography. Thanks to the support of the festival’s partners, several prizes will be awarded to the competing young artists.
Chanel is the guest of honour at the next International Festival of Fashion and Photography in Hyères, taking place between April 23rd and 27th, 2015 at the villa Noailles, built in the 1920s by the architect Robert Mallet-Stevens for the art patrons Charles and Marie-Laure de Noailles. Karl Lagerfeld will be the Artistic Director of this 30th annual festival. Virginie Viard, Chanel’s Creative Studio Director is the President of the fashion jury. Eric Pfrunder, Image Director at Chanel Fashion is the President of the photography jury.
The fashion jury has chosen ten fashion designers for the competition: Anna Bornhold, Christina Braun, Yiyu Chen, Sophie Harand, Heini-Maria Hynynen & Elina Aarela, Elina Maattanen, Guillem Rodriguez Bernat, Sophie Salekari, Annelie Schubert, Wieke Sinnige.
And the photography jury, ten photographers: Jeannie Abert, Sushant Chhabria, Sjoerd Knibbeler, Wawrzyniec Kolbusz, Evangelia Kranioti, David Magnusson, Filippo Patrese, Thomas Rousset, Polly Tootal, Oezden Yorulmaz.