Louis Vuitton's Ready-to-Wear Atelier Is Making Gowns for Parisian Hospitals

Louis Vuitton's Ready-to-Wear Atelier Is Making Gowns for Parisian Hospitals

Louis Vuitton's Ready-to-Wear Atelier Is Making Gowns for Parisian Hospitals

Their latest venture to fight covid-19

Their latest venture to fight covid-19

Text: Allie Kenvin

Louis Vuitton, iconic luxury fashion house and the first company to turn their perfume factories into hand sanitizer production facilities, has a new project on the brain. Their latest venture to help fight covid-19? Hospital gowns.

The company has begun production of hospital gowns in its ready-to-wear atelier in Paris. The gowns will be donated to frontline workers and staff in six hospitals in Paris. This initiative is being led by twenty volunteers who are working to create thousands of gowns. As of next week, the voluntary Louis Vuitton pattern cutters will begin working from home simultaneously to those in the atelier. From April 14th on, and with the help of a Parisian pattern cutter equipped with an automatic machine, fabric cutting will be even faster, allowing for an increased number of gowns to be made in a faster amount of time. 

Michael Burke, Louis Vuitton Chairman and CEO, announced during his visit to the workshop that the company is “proud to help healthcare professionals” and went on to thank “the artisans of our atelier who voluntarily participate in this civic act.” 

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