23 September 2020
Article-reading-time 5 min

Passing on excellence: the future of our savoir-faire

The Maison Louis Vuitton was born of craftsmanship. Preserving our savoir-faire is essential to the enduring success of our activity. Beyond technical aspects, in our workshops and in our stores, it is above all human adventures marked by a passion for a vocation that emerge. Meet the men and women working in the field to ensure the future of their passion and the tradition of our Maison. At Louis Vuitton, passing on excellence is real savoir-faire.

Through the LVMH Institut des Métiers d’Excellence - a free vocational training program designed in partnership with renowned European schools - Louis Vuitton promotes, perpetuates and transmits its expertise in the crafts, sales and design professions. Discover Marion's testimony, on a work-study program in our Maison Louis Vuitton Champs-Elysées.

This program enables us to train and recruit young talents, including those with no prior qualifications or in professional retraining, in line with our demanding requirements. Each training program offers students a course combining technical and theoretical instruction, supplemented by field experience under paid apprenticeship contracts. As part of the IME, Louis Vuitton work-study students also benefit from training in foreign languages, meetings with Louis Vuitton artisans, and visits of our workshops and our stores.

Since 2014, our Maison has welcomed 161 work-study students from the IME among its teams, including Marion, who has become deputy manager of the Maison Louis Vuitton Champs-Elysées since the video was shot.

In its ongoing quest for excellence, our House has made ambitious environmental and social commitments for the years to come through the creation of a new Sustainable Development platform. Discover our actions and join Our Committed Journey.