We wish to share with you a message from Michael Burke: “This morning, we all share the same grief. Patrick-Louis was an emblematic figure of the Vuitton family and of our House. My thoughts are with his friends and family, in particular his sons Pierre-Louis and Benoît-Louis, who work beside us, as well as his grandchildren. On behalf of all the teams, we send them our support."
Patrick-Louis followed the family tradition by joining the House in 1973 as carpenter craftsman. After a lifetime of work dedicated to excellence and creativity, he acquired a perfect expertise of our savoir-faire, invented and produced hundreds of extraordinary trunks that carry on our legacy of the Art of Travel. Patrick-Louis possessed an avant-garde and modern spirit, along with a “strong-tempered personality from the Jura” a reference he often enjoyed using to describe himself. He always knew how to nourish the House’s heritage and to give vision for the future. “Savoir-faire can only exist if it is transmitted…” was one of his favorite expressions. Patrick-Louis will be heavily missed, especially at Asnières, in the Special Orders workshop, where the emotions of the teams who worked side-by-side with him are deeply felt.