Some accessories junkies look at certain handbag designs and see faces, but this exhibit by British artist Billie Achilleos takes that phenomenon to a whole new level. Louis Vuitton commissioned several animal sculptures from her made entirely out of Louis Vuitton handbags and accessories to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Louis Vuitton SLG Savoir Faire collection. What Achilleos was able to do with leather goods is amazing (not to mention amazingly adorable), and we’ve got more pictures of her creatures, plus a video of the construction process, after the jump.

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  • MsLabelsOfLust

    That’s creative but what a waste of good leather bags..

    • From the pictures, it looks like the vast majority of the material used was actually monogram or damier canvas. And the bags allocated for this were likely sample pieces retained by the corporation, so they weren’t in the retail chain to be sold to the public anyway. I’d rather see them turned into art than have them sit in a sample closet!

      • Amy A

        i agree! And love her creativity

  • qudz

    that is phenomenal!! though i think some of those cles would look better with me then on the animals, lol!

  • Christine A.

    Wow, she’s so creative, it’s amazing!

  • Ruhee

    Wow these are so good…

  • Ms M

    Pure fabulosity!!


    I saw these a few days ago. They look simply stunning! It’s a great mix of playfulness and luxury.
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  • Stacy

    These are wild. Love em. Part Engineer – Part Artist and very creative. Kudos Achilleos.

  • doran

    SO AMAZING! I want the beaver so cute

  • Ashleyg

    These are pretty incredible. I’d love to have one-so I can dismantle it and add the items to my personal collection ;-).

  • sara

    aaaaaah i wish you guys had a twitter/retweet icon! i just tweeted about this because it’s bad ass. >:D!/iomoo/status/78588350038147072

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  • Lynda

    This is so amazing and creative!

  • chloehandbags

    They’re amazing! :D

    Doesn’t make me want any of the accessories more, but I’d love one of the entire animals!

  • 19yearslater

    These are actually really cool! Very creative way to commemorate the occasion.

  • Diane

    Loved these!!!

  • two4leafs

    That’s beautiful :) remaking of the ready-made!

  • Rashida

    I love love love it! So creative!!!!!!!!!! Makes me want to buy a LV now lol

  • Sasa

    Will this available in the lv boutiques?

  • dike

    The network shopping from the start
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  • alice

    A bit bizarre!!

  • Alyssa

    Soooo innovative!

  • marisa

    Very cool! :D

  • babe

    I beg to differ – I think it is frightening.

  • Laura

    Wow! That’s really creative! Super design! Love it all!

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  • klynneann

    These are awesome! Adorable and super-creative of her!

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