Louis Vuitton’s Traveling Curiosities

Most people will be happy to own one of Louis Vuitton’s luxury bags, but British artist Billie Achilleos seems happier chopping them up and reassembling them into… animals. This is because the French luxury house has commissioned the artist to create an animal kingdom made out of its handbags and accessories.

“Traveling Curiosities” started its journey in 2011 with only four animals to celebrate Louis Vuitton’s 100th anniversary in the small leather goods market. But Achilleos has since expanded the kingdom into over 20 creations and they have visited international cities like London, Paris and Tokyo.

The touring exhibition reached China! The highlight of the tour is a giant panda created exclusively for China, made out of Louis Vuitton’s Damier collection in monochromes.


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