As if Natacha Ramsay-Levi wasn’t one of our favourite fashion folk as it is, the Creative Director is now going to head the fashion jury at the upcoming Hyères Festival.
Not only will she be on the jury for the 34th edition of the International Fashion and Photography Festival, it will be her first time attending, too.
However this is not the first time she’s stepping into a mentoring role. Ramsay-Levi spent 15 years working alongside Nicolas Ghesquière, first at Balenciaga, then at Louis Vuitton, before she took on the top spot at Chloé in 2017. So you know her contact book is legit…
For the Hyères Festival, she’s picked a jury to represent every aspect of the business that a designer needs to know like how to deal with editors to graphic designers to retailers. Her selection includes: Charlotte Casiraghi, Guillaume Houzé, director of image and patronage of Groupe Galeries Lafayette, Michael Amzalag and Mathias Augustyniak of graphic design duo M/M Paris; model and designer Liya Kebede, and stylist Camille Bidault-Waddington.
In a statement given to WWD, she said, “I have no lessons to give. I believe that everyone has their own journey and there are many different ways to create fashion. All I can do is try to encourage the values I believe in, such as sincerity and hard work. In order to go the distance and say something meaningful, you need to work hard and be exacting.”
The festival is set to take place from April 25-29.
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