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Louis Vuitton makes a zoo out of handbags

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Louis Vuitton has opened a special 'zoo' featuring animals made out of their iconic handbags, to celebrate the opening of its new flagship store in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.

The zoo houses a total of 23 animals, including a giant panda, which took more than two months and 74 Louis Vuitton bags to complete.

There's also a cricket, an armadillo and a beaver.

The luxury brand first ventured into the project of moulding their bags into wildlife in late 2011, when it celebrated 100 years of it's small leather goods collection. A duck and a squirrel were some of the first to be made for the exhibition titled Maroquinaris Zoologicae, which has been moving around Louis Vuitton stores across the world for a year.

The giant panda is the latest and most grandest addition to the pop-up zoo.

Travel is rooted in the fashion house's heritage, which began as a trunk maker in the 1800s, so a celebration of the world's animals is not far off.

Picture credit: Rex Features

What's your take on it? Is this the best thing you've ever seen or does the slight irony of it make you wary? Let us know in the comments section below or on Twitter.

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