Skip to content
search
Wealth Giving Montblanc Goes Red To Show Its Support In The Fight Against HIV/Aids

Montblanc Goes Red To Show Its Support In The Fight Against HIV/Aids

Montblanc Goes Red To Show Its Support In The Fight Against HIV/Aids
By Andrea Saadan
October 17, 2019
A partnership for a good cause

Imagine seeing a section of the iconic Champs-Elysées turn red. That's exactly what happened on October 8, when Montblanc bathed the façade of its boutique on Paris' most famous avenue in red to commemorate the latest chapter in its partnership with Red, an organisation founded to engage businesses and people in the fight against HIV/Aids.

The global launch event also served as a preview of the latest additions to its Montblanc M Red collection and introduced an original art installation by Belgian artists Denis Meyers and Arnaud Kool, a fresh interpretation of 'the art of writing' featuring powerful messages inspired by the partnership.

(Related: How Does Montblanc Plan To Stay Ahead Of The Luxury Watch Market? CEO Nicolas Baretzki Tells All)

PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 08: (L-R) Adrien Brody, Nicolas Baretzki, Georgia May Jagger and Billy Porter attend the Montblanc: (Red)Launch Dinner and Party at Monsieur Bleu on October 08, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Edward Berthelot/Getty Images For Montblanc)
(From left) Adrien Brody, Nicolas Baretzki, Georgia May Jagger and Billy Porter attend the Montblanc: (Red) dinner at Monsieur Bleu on October 8, 2019 in Paris. (Image: Edward Berthelot/Getty Images For Montblanc)

Guests at the party include Montblanc ambassador Charlotte Casiraghi as well as actors Adrien Brody, Billy Porter, Georgia May Jagger and Lottie Moss who came to show their support for the cause.

With the launch of the new items in the Montblanc M Red collection—a new Trolley and writing instrument collection—Montblanc reaffirmed its commitment to raising money and awareness for the fight to end HIV/Aids.

Here are three things to know about the global launch in Paris.

PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 08: Atmosphere during the Montblanc: (Red)Launch Dinner and Party at Monsieur Bleu on October 08, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Edward Berthelot/Getty Images For Montblanc)
The Montblanc: (Red) dinner and party at Monsieur Bleu, which was renamed for a night, on October 8, 2019 in Paris. (Image: Edward Berthelot/Getty Images For Montblanc)

Monsieur Bleu renamed Monsieur (Red)

In honour of the partnership, the iconic Parisian restaurant was turned red just like the boutiques, with specially designed Red-inspired artwork for one night only. 

Following the boutique event, guests gathered for the second part of the celebrations at the Palais de Tokyo restaurant for dinner and cocktails. 

(Related: Montblanc And BMW Team Up To Launch Limited Edition Luggage Set)

Eve of sixth Global Fund Replenishment conference

The launch of the expanded collection took place just one day before the sixth Global Fund Replenishment conference in Lyon, France hosted by French president Emmanuel Macron. The event brings together governments, corporations, NGOs and private donors to pledge financial support for the fight to end Aids, tuberculosis and malaria, with the goal of securing US$14 billion (S$19 billion) in order to save 16 million lives over the coming three years.

(Related: This €1.5 Million Montblanc Pen Is A Tribute To History's Deadliest Warrior)

 

Every purchase makes a difference

Through its partnership with Red, which launched in 2018 with the Montblanc M Red collection line specially designed by Marc Newson, Montblanc customers will have the opportunity to make an impact with each purchase of a Montblanc M Red product. For every Montblanc M Red writing instrument, luggage or accessory purchased, 5 euros will go to the Global Fund to support HIV/Aids programmes—which is enough to provide over 25 days of life-saving HIV medication.

Tags

Wealth & Giving The Scene Montblanc Events AIDS HIV Montblanc M Red Paris Celebrities

clear
keyboard_arrow_up

In order to provide you with the best possible experience, this website uses cookies. For more information, please refer to our Privacy Policy.

close