THE WHAT? LVMH has hosted its Show Me event in Paris, which is said to highlight a year of concrete initiatives that ‘bring generations together to pass on, celebrate and preserve the Group’s exceptional Métiers d’Excellence.’
THE DETAILS The second edition of the Show Me Paris event, it showcased initiatives by the LVMH Group over the past year in order to attract new talent to Creative, Craftmanship and Client métiers.
Speakers included Bernard Arnault, LVMH Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Chantal Gaemperle, LVMH Executive Vice President Human Resources and Synergies, Jonathan Anderson, Creative Director of LOEWE, and Tony Parker, President of the Tony Parker Adéquat Academy and Métiers d’Excellence LVMH ambassador.
According to a press release, “The Métiers d’Excellence LVMH are embodied by some 100,000 talents who practice more than 280 métiers, (among others, leather goods artisan, couturier, winemaker, cosmetics formulator, embroiderer, watchmaker, jeweler, hotelier and sales advisor) at 180 manufactures and workshops, including 110 in France, as well as 5,500 stores, 522 of them in France.
“The LVMH Group is resolutely committed to passing on their unique savoir-faire, engaging with and bridging all generations, from middle school students to Virtuosos at LVMH Maisons.”
The show also featured artisans, apprentices, educators, Virtuosos and Group employees, who shared stories showcasing the ways in which LVMH ‘concretely acts to preserve and develop exceptional savoir-faire.’
THE WHY? Chantal Gaemperle, LVMH Executive Vice President Human Resources and Synergies, said, “At a time when the luxury industry is experiencing shortages of personnel in certain craftsmanship, sales or hospitality professions, it is absolutely essential to promote career opportunities in our 280 Métiers d’Excellence among young generations.