Renowned makeup artist Sammy Mourabit has sued global fashion powerhouse LVMH for $10 million for reneging on its promise to make him Artistic Director for its brand Make Up For Ever. Mourabit, a top celebrity makeup artist, was set to start work on January 1, 2018, had received a multi-million-dollar contract from LVMH which was abruptly canceled during a phone call in October 2017, without compensation.
In a prepared statement Mourabit said, “I was instructed to give up all of my clients, so when I began work on January 1, 2018, I would be entirely associated with Make Up For Ever and LVMH. This position of Artistic Director was the culmination of 30 years of working with the best in the business and a dream come true. When the job did not come to fruition not only was I disappointed, but my career suffered after turning down 12 months of work because of my contract with LVMH.”