Louis Vuitton Re-purposes Its Parisian RTW Atelier to make Hospital Gowns

The hospital gowns made by Louis Vuitton will be contributed to Parisian hospitals.

In addition to its various solidarity initiatives rolled out so far, Louis Vuitton has started producing hospital gowns in its ready-to-wear atelier located on Paris’ rue du Pont Neuf—home to the French House’s headquarters. These gowns will be provided to front line workers in six Parisian hospitals of the “ssistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris, also known as AP-HP (the regional hospital center operating in Paris and its surroundings), who are taking care of patients suffering from COVID-19.

From now on, twenty volunteers are working to create thousands of gowns in AP-HP-approved fabrics and patterns. In agreement with the AP-HP, the atelier will send the the gowns to six Parisian hospitals every day. The gowns are currently still manually cut in the Pont Neuf workshop but as of next week, volunteer Louis Vuitton pattern cutters will work from home simultaneously. In addition, the Parisian pattern cutter will also be equipped with an automatic machine to speed up production and increase the number of gowns made.

“We are proud to be able to help healthcare professionals at our level and put our know-how at the disposal of the Hôpitaux de Paris to create gowns for medical staff. I would like to thank the artisans of our atelier who voluntarily participate in this civic act and who have been bravely applying themselves since this morning to equip healthcare workers in hospitals who are in need of gowns,” said Michael Burke, Louis Vuitton Chairman and CEO, during his visit to the workshop.