Check Out These Dorbs Louis Vuitton Animals

Chameleon Louis Vuitton!
Photo: Courtesy of the Louis Vuitton Press Department

Crazily nimble-fingered artist Billie Achilleos has been picked by Louis Vuitton for a second time to create four animal sculptures made from the luxury brand’s leather goods. The monogrammed critters are laboriously crafted with an attention to detail that is simply astonishing, and they were seen at LV’s AW11 press event held in Paris earlier this week. Billie, who is also a puppeteer (of all delightful things), was selected the first time by the retail giant to create the debut windows of the Louis Vuitton Bond Street “Maison,” wherein she housed a menagerie of glass dome-encased amphibians, birds, and crustaceans that evoke a superlouche wonderland of Jim Henson’s Creature Shop-ish awesomeness. Her windows were unveiled in New York in January as well, but check out her site if you missed it. OK, so, not to stray from the meat of this post, BUT in stalking her site we’ve learned a couple of things that make us love her desperately. Things like this super short bio:
“I graduated from Wimbledon College for Art in 2007 with a B.A. in Technical Arts and Special Effects. Since then I’ve had my fingers in many pies — opera, theater, film, window display, advertising…. I thrive on variety. No job too small, or too weird. Or too big. Or too hard. (And no budget too large.)”

Also, this series of pictures where she built a human boy puppet and walks around with it in a super-creepy but undeniably cool way. HARD-CORE girl crush.

Grasshopper Louis Vuitton!
Photo: Courtesy of the Louis Vuitton Press Department

Beaver Louis Vuitton!
Photo: Courtesy of the Louis Vuitton Press Department

Armadillo Louis Vuitton!
Photo: Courtesy of the Louis Vuitton Press Department

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