In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, designer and luxury shoemaker Antonio Vietri made a ‘golden mask’ to be put up for auction in tribute to health workers on the frontline of the battle against COVID-19.
Antonio Vietri, nicknamed the 'golden shoemaker' as he is known for making shoes for sheikhs, produced the mask to thank medical staff for the work they did in the toughest days of the epidemic.
The mask will be sold at a charity auction, with all proceeds going to support the Regina Margherita Children's Hospital in Turin.
«We chose to donate to the Regina Margherita hospital and the 'FORMA' association for their work especially with children, therefore as an additional symbol of the willingness to thank the doctors, especially those who work with the weakest,» he said in Turin, on Wednesday.
The mask, made entirely by hand in satin and covered in gold leaf, bears the symbol of Turin, the Mole Antonelliana, and the writing 'Turin 2020’.