The glamour of high fashion and the precision of world-class fencing are seamlessly intertwined as Enzo Lefort, the French fencer, steps into a groundbreaking partnership with luxury fashion giant Louis Vuitton, under the umbrella of LVMH.
Lefort is the third athlete to be sponsored by LVMH, joining the ranks with Louis Vuitton ambassador, swimmer Leon Marchand, and Dior’s chosen gymnast, Mélanie de Jesus dos Santos. Each receives financial aid and exclusive access to LVMH’s elite circles.
Hailing from French Guiana, 32-year-old Enzo Lefort boasts a distinguished fencing career as a three-time Olympian and a champion in both European team and individual world competitions. In 2023, he clinched a bronze medal at the World Championship in Milan.
Louis Vuitton praised Lefort for his effort, excellence, and determination. In parallel, LVMH underscored his creativity and perseverance during the announcement of his sponsorship and introduction into his latest role.
The fencer’s journey is rich, not just in his sporting achievements but also in his artistic pursuits. In 2017, Lefort released “Behind the Mask,” celebrating the French national fencing team’s diversity through photography. Recently, his second book, “Olympic Backstage,” offered an insider’s look at the athletes’ experiences during the rescheduled 2020 Tokyo Olympics amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lefort’s journey is captured in the manga “Enzo,” co-created with Parisian illustrator Tony Lourenço. Additionally, he introduced “Le Rebond” (or the rebound, in English), a French podcast initiated in February, featuring conversations with athletes like Ladji Doucouré and Marie Patouillet, exploring the transformation of challenges into renewed inspiration.
Besides being a face for Louis Vuitton, Lefort is set to back the 2023-24 LVMH Master GaMEs, a yearly event for LVMH Institut des Métiers d’Excellence apprentices, going international with events in five countries. Lefort will inspire apprentices to weave fencing elegance into their crafts, with standout pieces featured at the 2024 Paris LVMH Pavilion.
LVMH, now a premium partner for the 2024 Paris Olympic and Paralympic Games, collaborates with jeweler Chaumet for medal designs, drawing participation from iconic houses including Vuitton, Dior, Berluti, Sephora and Moët Hennessy.