LANVIN has teamed up with charity Dessine L'Espoir to create four limited edition, soft figurines in conjunction with the launch of its debut girlswear range, Lanvin Petite. The collection stems back to the fashion house's original founder Jeanne Lanvin, and her love for designing children's clothes.
The figurines are hand-embroidered by women from Swaziland - who are supported by Dessine L'Espoir - living with HIV-positive. Through their employment, the scheme aims to enhance their quality of life so they are better fit to support their families. Alber Elbaz has worked with the charity on previous projects, including the Gala Dinner last March - where tables were decorated with his sketches.
The figurines will retail at €250 (£220), and will be available from November in Lanvin boutiques and stockists carrying the new range. A percentage of each doll will be donated to Dessine L'Espoir.