LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy), the world’s largest French luxury business, announced a sponsorship arrangement with the 2024 Paris Olympics and Paralympics on Monday, 24th July, joining the leading French sponsors.
LVMH’s Olympic sponsorship is a considerable shift from traditional sporting alliances. While luxury brands have occasionally sponsored individual athletes or sporting events, this collaboration breaks new ground by putting a slew of LVMH’s prominent brands under the Olympic banner.
The LVMH empire’s successor, Antoine Arnault, announced the historic arrangement. In attendance at a news conference were International Olympic Committee President, Thomas Bach; Paris 2024 Chief Organiser Tony Estanguet; Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, and France’s Sports Minister, Amelie Oudea-Castera.
The medals for the Games will be designed by prestigious jeweller Chaumet, while the French sporting delegation will wear clothing from one of LVMH’s fashion businesses. The Olympic torch relay is sponsored by Sephora, LVMH’s beauty retailer.
The agreement between LVMH and the Olympics is a historic moment that demonstrates the changing dynamics of luxury branding as well as the growing prominence of sports in the global arena. Aside from the business aspects, the partnership focuses on diversity, and shared values reflect both LVMH and the Olympics’ responsible and thoughtful approach.
The historic collaboration between the world’s most prestigious luxury brand and the world’s largest sports governing body is intended to change the role of luxury in sports while fostering diversity, excellence, and a shared love for human achievement.
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