The 2014 FIFA World Cup Final is set for Sunday, July 13. Argentina and Germany will battle on the pitch for the coveted, 18-carat gold trophy. Adding an element of glamour to the tournament, the trophy will travel in style, in a custom carrying case designed by Louis Vuitton. This marks the French fashion house’s second collaboration with FIFA. The brand was first commissioned to create a trophy case for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
In similar fashion, this year’s sought after golden prize is housed in a custom-made Louis Vuitton trunk. The leather-bound case opens from the front and features the brand’s signature “LV” monogrammed design.
The company also announced that Brazilian supermodel, Gisele Bunchen, will escort the trophy to the final at Maracana Stadium. Bunchen follows in the footsteps of Naomi Campbell, who had unveiled the special order case in 2010.
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Earlier this year, couture-themed football helmets were created in celebration of Super Bowl XLVIII. In similar fashion, a range of high-end designers have put their aesthetic spin on soccer balls, to coincide with the World Cup. LUISAVIAROMA.com, an online luxury fashion destination, teamed up with adidas and top designers on the charitable collaboration. The fashion houses customized the Brazuca, the official match ball of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
The participating designers include Balmain, Dolce & Gabbana, Emilio Pucci, Etro, Giuseppe Zanotti, MCM, Missoni, Rick Owens, Roberto Cavalli, Salvatore Ferragamo, Viktor & Rolf, and more. The soccer balls double as works of art, as gold metal plates, snakeskin, sequins, rhinestones, embroidery, and reconstructed jerseys were among the materials used as decoration. As LUISAVIAROMA.com explained:
These masterpieces will be auctioned on eBay, starting in June and continuing throughout the World Cup Finals. All proceeds … Read More »