Women’s Wear Daily
04.21.2014
fashion-scoops
fashion-scoops

Louis Vuittons' Animal Mania

The brand showcased a herd of 29 quirky creatures — crafted out of wallets, coin purses, belts and hardware — at Paris taxidermy store Deyrolle.

fashion-scoops/news
View Slideshow
 A Vuitton armadillo

CALL OF THE WILD: Louis Vuitton gathered a herd of 29 quirky creatures — crafted out of wallets, coin purses, belts and hardware — at Paris taxidermy store Deyrolle Monday night. English artist Billie Achilleos created them to help mark Vuitton’s century making small leather goods.

“The bear has probably been the most difficult. I had to manipulate the shape of the products to fit the bear. A bear is just a big hulk of an animal that doesn’t have lots of little details that say, ‘Oh, I’m a bear,’” said Achilleos.

“It sounds really silly, but a lot of the products to me look like elements of an animal,” she continued. “For instance, the bag that I’ve used on the deer’s body — the moment I saw it, the zipper pull on it, looked like a deer’s tail to me. I just said, that’s got to be a deer’s bum when I’m finished with it.”

Vuitton chief executive officer Yves Carcelle, who is to step down next year, said the choice of Deyrolle was not perchance. “When Marc [Jacobs] joined the company, we started ready-to-wear, and our headquarters was not finished. So I rented for him a place which was 20 meters away from here,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Vuitton animals — which have already visited cities like London and Milan — will continue their global migration.

View Slideshow
load comments

ADD A COMMENT

Sign in using your Facebook or Twitter account, or simply type your comment below as a guest by entering your email and name. Your email address will not be shared. Please note that WWD reserves the right to remove profane, distasteful or otherwise inappropriate language.

Ads by Google

Newsletters
Newsletters

Sign upSign up for WWD and FN newsletters to receive daily headlines, breaking news alerts and weekly industry wrap-ups.

Publications

ArticleFinder

Fashion


Choose By

Clear

How it works

Close

Lorem Ipsum
Dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Vivamus ac nibh et risus lobortis scelerisque tempor nec enim. Etiam facilisis sapien sit amet.

Lorem Ipsum
Dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Vivamus ac nibh et risus lobortis scelerisque tempor nec enim. Etiam facilisis sapien sit amet.

Lorem Ipsum
Dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Vivamus ac nibh et risus lobortis scelerisque tempor nec enim. Etiam facilisis sapien sit amet.

Lorem Ipsum
Dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Vivamus ac nibh et risus lobortis scelerisque tempor nec enim. Etiam facilisis sapien sit amet.

Lorem Ipsum
Dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Vivamus ac nibh et risus lobortis scelerisque tempor nec enim. Etiam facilisis sapien sit amet.


Or