Patrick-Louis joined the company in 1973, starting out as a carpenter craftsman. A reluctant entry to the family business first, he told Vogue Arabia that he originally wanted to be a veterinarian. He said in the same interview “My grandparents insisted that I continue in the family business. I always told my grandfather, ‘No.’”
He eventually relented after his grandfather Gaston-Louis Vuitton passed away in 1970 and he was asked by Gaston-Louis’s wife to help out. His craftsman beginnings at the company soon led to overseeing the around 300 special orders that the Louis Vuitton house received each year.
Patrick-Louis is survived by his sons Pierre-Louis and Benoît-Louis, as well as his extended family and grandchildren.
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It is with profound sadness that we share the news of the passing of Patrick-Louis Vuitton. All our thoughts go to his family, in particular his sons Pierre-Louis and Benoît-Louis who work beside us, as well as his grand-children. Patrick-Louis followed the family tradition by joining the workshop in 1973 as carpenter craftsman. His expertise and passion of trunk-making constantly renewed the legacy of the Art of Travel. “Savoir-faire can only exist if it is transmitted…” was one of his favorite expressions.