Victoria Beckham, Burberry and Alexander McQueen give Pudsey bear a stylish designer make-over for Children In Need
Will be auctioned at Christie's with all proceeds going to charity
Also designs from Louis Vuitton, Balenciaga and Paul Smith
10:56 GMT, 23 October 2012
Children In Need always pulls in a great charitable celebrity crowd and this year the fash pack have decided to show their support in true designer style.
A host of high-end designers from Alexander McQueen and Prada to Victoria Beckham and Louis Vuitton have contributed to the charity by each designing an adorable and oh-so-chic Pudsey bear.
The 2012 Designer Pudsey Collection, which was the brainchild of Love magazine editor Katie Grand, also features stylish creations from Balenciaga, Burberry, Versace, Paul Smith and Gucci.
The designer Pudsey collection was the brainchild of Katie Grand and features a host of top designer teddy bears
Queen of style Victoria Beckham has designed an adorable bear that is sure to become a stylish playmate of Harper's
The adorable bears will be auctioned at Christie's auction house on November 15 with every single penny going towards the worthwhile cause.
The iconic yellow and red Pudsey has been recreated in an array of different fabrics from suede to Swarovski crystals.
From Gucci’s equestrian Pudsey, to Burberry’s English Gentleman’s Pudsey each bear is completely unique, reflects the designer's trademark style and gives fans an insight into trends for 2013.
Anya Hindmarch, Paul Smith and
Selfridges have also created 10 inch limited edition Designer Pudsey’s,
which will be sold exclusively in Selfridges from 24 October 2012.
was honoured to curate this fantastic collection, and have had such fun
working with the designers on all of their amazing designs, BBC
Children in Need is an incredibly worthwhile cause, and one which myself
and all of the designers involved in the collection are privileged to
support' said Katie Grand.
Mulberry's dons a stylish mini bag
Louis Vuitton's leather clad bear
Gucci's equestrian bear
Balenciaga's fun floral print
Henry Holland's bold red and blue bear
Alexander McQueen's is a girl's dream
'Selfridges is delighted to support
such a purposeful and creative project. It is wonderful to see such
remarkable talent helping this most worthy of causes,' added Alannah
Weston, Creative Director, Selfridges and Co.
'We are absolutely elated to have such prestigious designers turn Pudsey into a fashion icon once again.
to have Selfridges exhibit this one-off collection, allows everyone to
view a piece of fashion history. A truly inspirational fundraising
initiative,' said Sarah Monteith, Director of Marketing and Fundraising,
BBC Children in Need.
Vivienne Westwood's funky design
Versace's stylish bear
Pucci channels its signature look
Tom Ford's bear has cool glasses
Prada's cute little boy bear
Paul Smith's has a cool bandana
The whole collection will be exclusively exhibited in the London & Manchester Selfridges Stores from 24 October until the 14 November 2012, before being auctioned to raise funds for the charity. To visit the auction please go to: bbc.co.uk/Pudsey.