Louis Vuitton's medical masterpiece for Red Cross
Some of the world’s most renowned creative-minds in fashion, photography, food, music, and art joined Louis Vuitton in auctioning specially made pieces in aid of the French branch of charity organisation, the Red Cross.
The highlight of the auction was the limited edition Red Cross medical trunk designed by family heir Patrick-Louis Vuitton to commemorate the charity event.
The one-of-a-kind Red Cross trunk is a hard-sided case featuring the designer’s trademark monogram canvas and signature natural leather handle.
The case opens from the front to reveal an inside of grey and red aluminium medicine boxes with the colours arranged to form the recognisable sign of the Red Cross. The logo of the charity also appears hand-painted on the front of the kit.
Besides donating its own fashionable flair to the auction, Louis Vuitton also invited six respected masters in their creative fields to contribute designs.
Each designed a leather bag, case or trunk in line with Louis Vuitton’s traditional aesthetics which was then created by the label’s famous leather workshop in Asnières.
Amongst the pieces auctioned off were a photographer's bag by photographer Annie Leibovitz, a trunk by artist Damien Hirst, and a dog carrier by fashion designer Marc Jacobs.
Others who contributed to the collection were musician Gustavo Santaolalla, and Chef Ferran Adrià.
"The case opens from the front to reveal an inside of grey and red aluminium medicine boxes with the colours arranged to form the recognisable sign of the Red Cross."