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Grayson Perry for Louis Vuitton

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With his distinctive dress sense, and a collection of gorgeous silk scarves under his belt, artist Grayson Perry has long been celebrated in fashion circles. Luxury brand Louis Vuitton are no strangers to the art world either – collaborating with artists Yayoi Kusama and Stephen Sprouse on their iconic accessories.

So we were extremely excited to hear about the pair's collaboration, in honour of Perry’s exhibition at the British Museum: Grayson Perry: The Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman. Curated entirely by the artist, the exhibition combines Perry’s works with objects across the British Museum’s collection – taking the viewer on a pilgrimage through his imaginary world (we've already got our tickets booked).

The exhibition looks set to be a blockbuster, but for a more fashionable slant on the loveable Potter’s world, head to the Louis Vuitton’s New Bond Street Maison store, where the artist has collaborated on a unique installation.

At the centrepiece of the display is a one-off trunk designed by Grayson Perry , which as the image below shows, is no ordinary suitcase.

Featuring compartments for his dresses, pots and a 'throne' for his famous teddy bear Alan Measles (who also has a blog!), and adorned inside with folk figures and animals, the trunk was custom-made by the skilled craftsmen in the Louis Vuitton Asnières atelier. Alongside sit three dresses designed by Grayson’s pupils at the Central St Martin’s School of Art, and a short film showing the artist developing his trunk in the atelier.

The Grayson Perry exhibition will be on display in the Louis Vuitton Bond Street Maison until the end of January 2012, but if you can't make it down, enjoy these pictures of the trunk - we think you'll agree it's a real work of art!

ABOVE: Detail of the trunk, featuring a throne for Alan Measles.

BELOW: Grayson with his trunk, and the installation in full.

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