Well, I'm out of the bidding, but since it's for charity- I'm glad it's going well! It's too bad, because I really have a soft spot for this bear! Not only is it selling for a GREAT cause (BBC's Children in Need), but it's just an amazing custom piece. I love what Kim Jones (the new head menswear designer for Louis Vuitton- who happens to be British) said about the creative process in putting it together.
"I took the idea of something very British for the bear.....punk but gave it a Louis Vuitton twist with the Stephen Sprouse print and luxury fabrics such as calfskin and shearling. We then produced the gold covered hardwear including the nose especially for the bear and accessorised him with his own gold padlock and accessories such as Stephen Sprouse hankerchiefs. He was then made his own custom Alzer suitcase which can be used separately to travel the world! The Louis Vuitton Pudsey Bear is one of a kind.”
I mean, come on!!! The little custom Alzer? How adorable is that???
Anyway, auction ends tonight, and it's already up to over $56,000! Hope it sells very well, to benefit BBC Children in Need!