Yep you read it right, what more does the most coveted trophy in the world need when being presented to this years 2010 FIFA World Cup winners, some style of course.
FIFA commissioned Louis Vuitton to create a special order travel case for the 18-carat gold trophy. Handmade by a single master craftsman in Louis Vuitton’s historic Asnières workshop near Paris, the case has been meticulously designed with the company’s iconic monogram canvas, signature brass lock and corners, and a dark brown lining. The case opens at the front and at the top to allow the Trophy to be removed easily when it will be presented on July 11th at Johannesburg.
‘The FIFA World Cup Trophy is our most precious asset. It’s the most coveted trophy, not only in the world of football but beyond. It succeeds in uniting fans all around the world in a healthy competition for the final prize. A trophy as precious as the FIFA World Cup Trophy deserves a travel case of the same elegance and prestige. From now on, the trophy will not only travel in safety, but it will also travel in style.’
Check out the images below for an in depth look at how the case was crafted.