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above: detail of a Chameleon, made completely of Louis Vuitton's small leather goods.
Recently, Louis Vuitton tapped Chameleon Visual and the incredibly talented propmaker/puppeteer/artist Billie "Fingers" Achilleos for a second time*. In this instance, it was to create four bespoke animals made from Small Leather Goods for their AW11 Press event, which was held in Paris this week.
The Chameleon - for colour:
The Grasshopper - for sounds of zips and press studs:
The Beaver - for functionality:
above photo only, courtesy of tumblr
And the Armadillo - for the materials strength:
Imagery Provided by Louis Vuitton Press Department, via the artist
*Earlier this year Billie Achilleos, the self-proclaimed "Maker of Things" was approached by Chameleon Visual to produce some very unique creatures for the debut windows of Louis Vuitton’s New Bond Street Maison. Each of the 20 bespoke animals was carefully constructed out of genuine Louis Vuitton bags, purses and accessories and resented in dome jars.
The windows were such a success, they did it again for the New York store.
Here's a few images of those, courtesy of the artist:
above left: the window of the Bond Street store and right, in New York.
Bond Street, frog:
Crab and Fish:
Snake and Rooster:
The talented Billie Achilleous: