We always used to make a huge fuss when we tripped over, just so we could get a cute plaster – preferably decorated with Mr Men or Winnie the Pooh or something awesome (even when we were tiny, we were all about accessorising). Well now we’ve got a new excuse for feigning sickness, and it’s a little more elegant….
To celebrate the Red Cross’s 150-year anniversary (that’s a century and a half of global humanitarian aid, people), luxury label Louis Vuitton has crafted a limited-edition Red Cross Kit. And, naturally, it’s a far cry from your usual First Aid kit in a green plastic box. Inspired by the Red Cross’s original first aid kit from 1914, the Boîte Spéciale Croix-Rouge (mais, oui!), is a hard-sided case in that gorgeous Vuitton monogrammed canvas. It opens from the front to reveal tiny red and grey aluminium drawers, arranged to form a red cross. The front is painted with the Red Cross logo, and though it slightly breaks our heart to see the
The box was commissioned by Patrick-Louis Vuitton, a fifth-generation descendant of the founder who says, 'When reflecting on our collaboration with the Red Cross, it came to my mind to create a special Red Cross kit… [this is a] visually impactful and a truly unique piece.' We couldn’t agree more. The box forms part of a Louis Vuitton charity auction in aid of the Red Cross and the Red Crescent, at Sothebys on 17 November, alongside five other unique, made-to-order pieces commissioned by the likes of Marc Jacobs, Damien Hirst and Annie Leibowitz. Bids are likely to be high, but maybe Louis Vuitton will bring out some logo-ed plasters for the rest of us…