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NOWNESS.COM Wins Webby Award for Best Fashion Website

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NEW YORK and PARIS, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NOWNESS.COM, a pioneering web platform showcasing the latest in luxury culture and the art of living, will be presented with the Webby for "Best Fashion Website" tonight at the 15th Annual Webby Awards ceremony.  

Hailed as the "Oscars of the Internet" by The New York Times, the Webby Awards are the leading international awards honoring excellence on the Internet.  The Webby Awards is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, a 750-member organization of prominent Web experts, business figures, creative visionaries and former Webby Award Winners and Nominees.  This year's Webby Awards received nearly 10,000 entries from over 60 countries and all 50 states.

Kamel Ouadi, Digital Executive Vice President of NOWNESS said, "We are delighted that the International Academy of Digital Arts and Science is honoring us with this prestigious award.  Since our launch last year, we have sought to bring our visitors the most inspiring stories influencing contemporary arts and global lifestyle, in collaboration with the greatest minds in creative culture.  Our platform's ability to assess users' interests and tailor our content to their preferences enables us to continually offer of-the-moment stories that resonate with them. We view this award as an important acknowledgement of both our technical and editorial teams and our impressive base of contributors."

Tonight's Webby Awards ceremony will be broadcast live beginning at 8:00 PM EDT on The Webby's YouTube channel.  Tune in tonight or check back tomorrow to see NOWNESS and the other winners' 5-word acceptance speech, which is a tradition for Webby-winners, at www.youtube.com/webby. Starting tomorrow, experience the Webby Awards with a touch of NOWNESS flavor by visiting NOWNESS' Facebook page at Facebook.com/NOWNESS.  

About NOWNESS.com

NOWNESS.com, launched in 2010, is the unique and editorially independent website of LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the world's leading luxury group.   Each day, this exciting web platform showcases an exclusive premiere of the most inspiring stories influencing contemporary arts and global lifestyle -- previewing the latest in fashion, art, cinema, music, design, travel, and global luxury.  NOWNESS.com covers the full spectrum of luxury and the art of living with the same level of creativity, innovation and passion for which LVMH is known.  Collaborating with the world's foremost designers, creatives and thinkers in the luxury industry NOWNESS.com is an innovative space where ideas, both timeless and timely, are first and foremost.  Recipient of the prestigious Webby Award for best fashion website for 2011, NOWNESS.com is dedicated to being a vital inspiration and resource for experiencing high-end fashion and culture digitally.

Contact:
Dawn Dover/Paige Gruman
Kekst and Company
T: (212) 521-4800
E: dawn-dover@kekst.com / paige-gruman@kekst.com

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