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Proceeds from Lanvin Petite Dolls Go to HIV-Positive Women in Africa

By: Katherine Vong - Published: Sep 10, 2011 • References: dessinelespoir.org and fashion.telegraph
Lanvin Petite, the French couture house's line designed specifically for children, will be launched next month and with it, a collection of chic little Lanvin Petite dolls.

There are four versions of the dolls, each wearing a chic outfit from the Lanvin Petite collection. Retailing for a lofty 250 Euros each, these tiny and fashionable toys were made to help raise money for women with HIV in Africa. They were hand-stitched by HIV-positive women in Swaziland and all proceeds from the dolls will go to the charity Dessine l'espoir, which helps enhance the lives of women diagnosed with the disease.

The dolls, which were made in the spirit of Lanvin's founder Jeanne Lanvin, will be available at all Lanvin stores as well as boutiques stocking the Lanvin Petite collection.