To celebrate the launch of Lanvin’s debut girlswear range, Lanvin Petite, the French fashion house teamed up with the charity Dessine L’Espoir to create four adorable limited edition dolls. The charity, which supports African women living with HIV, is one of Alber Elbaz’s favourites, and this is not the first time the two have collaborated to support the cause.
The dolls are based on Elbaz’s quirky illustrations, dressed in miniature versions of looks from Lanvin Petite. What’s most important is that they are hand-embroidered by women of Swaziland who are supported by Dessine L’Espoir and are HIV-positive. Through this employment scheme, these women’s quality of life is enhanced so they are more capable of providing for their families.
Starting from November, the dolls will be available in Lanvin boutiques and all other stores that will be carrying the new range. Each doll will retail for £220 and a percentage of each sale will be donated to Dessine L’Espoir.