Bottega Veneta funds COVID-19 research in Italy

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Bottega Veneta funds COVID-19 research in Italy

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The fashion industry continues to join forces in the fight against COVID-19, which has infected 2 million people worldwide to date, the latest luxury brand to step into the breach being Bottega Veneta.

Not content with being the most exciting brand on the block thanks to the accession of Daniel Lee as Creative Director, Bottega Veneta is funding scentific research with a donation of €300,000 to fund two-year scholarships across Veneto, Lazio and Campania in Italy, and support Italian medical staff in the current pandemic and beyond. 

The donation will be used to employ a pneumology researcher in the Department of Cardiac, Thoracic, Vascular Sciences and Public Health at the University of Padua and two respective scholarships at the Virology Laboratory of the National Institute for Infectious Diseases Lazzaro Spallanzani in Rome as well as the Domenico Cotugno hopsital's Microbiology and Virology Laboratory in Naples.

Daniel Lee, Creative Director at Bottega Veneta

Leo Rongone, Chief Executive Officer, Bottega Veneta said, “Medical researchers, constantly engaged in the study of new treatments and vaccines, make our country so proud. They are a resource of extraordinary value for humanity as a whole. It is for this reason, we at Bottega Veneta feel a duty to support those on the front line, contributing to the advancement of research.” 

Daniel Lee added, “We recognise that supporting the medical professionals who are saving the lives of others must be our priority during this time, which includes those working tirelessly to tackle the devastating impact of Covid-19 and its enduring effects, through scientific research. With these scholarships we are able to contribute to securing the future of our global health by supporting their admirable and courageous work.” 

Italy has been under a lockdown since 9 March. Italian fashion houses, who have joined the Covid-19 efforts include VersaceSergio Rossi and Gucci as well as Grazia cover star, Chiara Ferragni.

Photos: Jason Lloyd-Evans