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Teddy Bear Gets A High Fashion Makeover for Charity

Following the success of The Designer Pudsey 2011 Collection, a 30-piece collection of “Pudsey” bears curated by LOVE Magazine’s Katie Grand is to be auctioned off to benefit the charity Children in Need. Flip through the designer teddy bears created by Alexander McQueen, Mulberry, Prada, Burberry, and more after the jump. Teddy Bear Gets A High Fashion Makeover for Charity

Louis Vuitton Pudsey Bear 

Any fashionable kid would die for a Teddy bear designed by Louis Vuitton or Balenciaga. This time around it’s Children In Need’s Pudsey Bear that’s getting a makeover. For the second year in a row, notable fashion designers are putting their own twist on the teddy to be auctioned off to benefit Children in Need. Designers like Alexander McQueen, Tom Ford, and Giles have all contributed their own take on the classic teddy bear and the results are down right adorable.

Whether decorated with Burberry trenches or Swarovski Crystals, this collection of one-of-a-kind teddy bears was curated by LOVE Magazine’s Katie Grand. Today is the last day the 30-piece collection was displayed at Selfridges and then the teddies headed off to auction. Each designer’s distinctive look is portrayed on the teddy bear with a signature flair. Flip through the gallery of designer Pudsey bears and see if you can name the designer without looking at the title.

These bears also spent a little time in the holiday windows. For another holiday window inspired by children, check out the sketches of the Disney designer princesses that will grace the windows of Harrods.

Versace Pudsey Bear

Written by Emily Draznik

Chicago transplant and aspiring gay icon. I hold the belief that puns are the highest form of humor and love writing about fashion and everything in between.