Don’t let the image above deceive you. The Louis Vuitton x Supreme Designer Pudsey Bear you see here is huge. Huge like a small child size, measuring a whopping 28 inches (71 centimeters) tall and it is possibly the last piece to come out of the Louis Vuitton x Supreme collection. Looks kind of rad, right? Well, at least, I think it is. This highly covetable Pudsey bear is an one-off creation as part of the 2017 Designer Pudsey Collection for BBC Children in Need curated by Katie Grand and inspired by, you guessed it, the charity’s very own mascot Pudsey Bear.
This luxury Pudsey Bear has a skin made out of the denim fabric from the final pieces of this much hyped collaboration that has garnered quite some serious fans. The denim is covered Louis Vuitton x Supreme monogram, a red headscarf, also with the same, now iconic monogram, and garbed in a white Supreme tee. It was revealed by Kim Jones yesterday via Instagram with supermodel Kate Moss posing with the piece. Now, here’s the good news: you can actually own it, well, that’s if you have deep pockets right to your ankles. It has been put up for auction on eBay with all proceeds going to BBC Children in Need.
The catch-22s here are, pre-approval is required to bid on this item and obviously, it is going to cost you. At the time when this post of drafted, it has already attracted 74 bids, pushing the price to a princely sum of £20,100 (around US$26,430). Then again, it should be expected, really. The shipping alone (which is expedited delivery, btw) already commands a healthy 300 English pounds (about US$395). Ouch. Definitely not for the faint of heart with respect to financial standing.
We have created this very special one of a kind @louisvuitton X @supremenewyork bear 🐻 for @BBCCiN , let’s get him a good home for this great cause ! Get bidding via www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey Bear and ears modelled by the one and only @katemossagency , full collection curated by @kegrand pls repost thank you ! Thanks to Louis Vuitton, James Jebbia and Katie Grand. Photo by @kegrand
Images: BBC Children In Need.