• TRIBUTE TO PATRICK-LOUIS VUITTON

    It is with profound emotion and sadness that we have learned of the passing of Patrick-Louis Vuitton.

    We wish to share with you a message from Michael Burke: “This morning, we all share the same grief. Patrick-Louis was an emblematic figure of the Vuitton family and of our House. My thoughts are with his friends and family, in particular his sons Pierre-Louis and Benoît-Louis, who work beside us, as well as his grandchildren. On behalf of all the teams, we send them our support."

    Patrick-Louis followed the family tradition by joining the House in 1973 as carpenter craftsman. After a lifetime of work dedicated to excellence and creativity, he acquired a perfect expertise of our savoir-faire, invented and produced hundreds of extraordinary trunks that carry on our legacy of the Art of Travel. Patrick-Louis possessed an avant-garde and modern spirit, along with a “strong-tempered personality from the Jura” a reference he often enjoyed using to describe himself. He always knew how to nourish the House’s heritage and to give vision for the future. “Savoir-faire can only exist if it is transmitted…” was one of his favorite expressions. Patrick-Louis will be heavily missed, especially at Asnières, in the Special Orders workshop, where the emotions of the teams who worked side-by-side with him are deeply felt.

    Patrick-Louis Vuitton Tribute
  • GO FOR GOOD AT GALERIES LAFAYETTE

    Louis Vuitton participates in the French department store’s sustainability project “Go for Good.”

    Throughout Louis Vuitton’s history, the Maison has strived to create objects that stand the test of time and can be passed down from generation to generation. Louis Vuitton’s participation in Galeries Lafayette's "Go For Good" project reaffirms a long-standing commitment to sustainability. In order to continue to prioritize the longevity of its creations, the Maison is invested in preserving the natural raw materials on which the beauty and quality of its products depend. 

    Through local, social, and environmental actions, Louis Vuitton carries out this conviction across all its activities and product categories. Louis Vuitton’s leather goods workshops have been certified “Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivante” from the French government, a unique distinction for companies with artisanal savoir-faire that are committed to maintaining production in France. Since its founding in 1854, Louis Vuitton has chosen to use leathers tanned with natural plant extracts for its signature pieces with the aim of minimizing the environmental impacts of each step of production. The Parfums Louis Vuitton Collection, released in 2016, was designed to be endlessly refillable to eliminate the need for additional packaging. The Be Mindful capsule of accessories and textiles gives silk a second life by upcycling them into unique Louis Vuitton creations, while the Maison’s UNICEF partnership donates a portion of sales of the Silver Lockit bracelets to supporting vulnerable children worldwide. These are just some of the initiatives the Maison has taken to further its social and environmental sustainability, earning it a place in the Galeries Lafayette “Go For Good” project.

    LOUIS VUITTON PARIS GALERIES LAFAYETTE
    40, boulevard Haussmann
    75 009 PARIS

    More information about Go For Good

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  • LOUIS VUITTON FOR UNICEF: SILVER LOCKIT COLOUR

    As part of its LOUIS VUITTON for UNICEF partnership, Louis Vuitton launches on June 21st in stores its third edition of the Silver Lockit Colour bracelet for the summer.

    By purchasing the Silver Lockit Colour, clients have the opportunity to support UNICEF, contributing to efforts for children in vulnerable situations, such as in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, where UNICEF has deployed the ressources to help the children who are present in these zones devastated by the two cyclones. For example, these last weeks, over 540 000 children have received lifesaving vaccination - including against measles which is deadly when children are already ill or malnourished.

    Since the launch of the Silver Lockit in 2016, the partnership has raised over seven million euros for UNICEF.

    The Silver Lockit, inspired by the tumbler lock invented by Georges Vuitton in 1890 to protect clients’ most precious belongings, is a symbol of protection. It was chosen as a symbol of sealing one’s promise to help children at risk. The Silver Lockit Colour retails at 250 USD, 100 USD of which is donated to UNICEF.

    Join us. #MAKEAPROMISE #LVforUNICEF

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    Discover the Silver Lockit Colour

    Unicef
  • CYCLONE IDAI - HELP THE CHILDREN NOW

    Louis Vuitton supports UNICEF who is on the ground working to meet the immediate needs of affected children and their families in the wake of the Cyclone Idai and the Cyclone Kenneth.

    In March and April, Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe were hit by two cyclones in succession, devastating everything in their path.
    3 million people, more than half of whom are children, today need humanitarian assistance.

    Since 2016, thanks to your support, Louis Vuitton has raised more than 7 million euros for UNICEF to help children in emergencies.
    Some of this amount, more than € 300,000, will help vulnerable children and their families in East African countries affected by these natural disasters.

    Like them, 1.6 million children today need urgent and vital help.
    You can help them and #MAKEAPROMISE by making a direct donation to UNICEF: https://help.unicef.org/help-children-affected-cyclone-idai-lv

    Photo 1: 6-year-old Nilda Alberta has just received her education kit in Beira, Mozambique. The school has been badly damaged by two recent hurricanes that hit Mozambique and neighboring countries © UNICEF / UN0299183 / Oatway

    Photo 2: Aruminda and his younger brother Antonio are living in a camp in Mozambique. © UNICEF/UN0296171/DE WET

    Photo 3: On April 1, 2019, 12-year-old Leonora Jose and her 11-year-old friend Olga Romao pose in a destroyed classroom in Beira, Mozambique. The school was badly damaged during the cyclone Idaï. © UNICEF/UN0294994/De Wet

    Photo 4: On May 1, 2019, in Pemba, Mozambique, Carlota Rosario, her baby, Nunes Jose, and a few other children are sitting in a shelter after the destruction of their house because of the floods that followed the passage of cyclone Kenneth. All they possessed was taken away. © UNICEF/UN0307692/De Wet

    Photos 5: On March 24, 2019 in Mozambique, Caelono Colote, 15, holds the pages of her textbook in a flooded area after Cyclone Idai in Beira. © UNICEF/UN0291852/Prinsloo

     Together we can #MAKEAPROMISE by donating today at:

    Unicef
  • ARNAULT FAMILY AND THE LVMH GROUP DONATE TO NOTRE-DAME DE PARIS

    In the wake of the Notre-Dame de Paris fire, the Arnault Family and LVMH Group commit 200 million euros for the reconstruction of the extraordinary cathedral.

    Louis Vuitton is proud to be a part of the LVMH Group, which, along with the Arnault Family, is committed to assisting with the reconstruction of this extraordinary cathedral, symbol of France, its heritage and its unity. Together they will donate 200 million euros to the fund dedicated to the reconstruction of this architectural work.

    In the meantime, the LVMH Group offers its teams – including creative, architectural and financial specialists - to help the State and relevant authorities with the long work of reconstruction and fundraising.

    LVMH Arnault Family