Luxury leviathan LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy) is to sponsor a new lecture theatre in Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. The £200m hi-tech theatre will be located in the university’s new building in Kings Cross.
LVMH also has plans for a scholarship scheme within the university that will offer sponsorship to two or three budding student designers per year, as well as an internship programme across LVMH's 60 brands which include Givenchy, Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton and Celine.
Central Saint Martins’ alumni reads like a who’s who within the fashion industry. Christopher Kane, Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney and Hussein Chalayan are just a few of the school’s fashion design graduates. The Central Saint Martins’ Kings Cross site opens on November 17 2011.