WHAT: FIFA WORLD CUP OFFICIAL MATCH BALL COLLECTION TRUNK
HOW MUCH: HK$1.45 MILLION
WHY: Louis Vuitton and Adidas have collaborated to create coveted Fifa World Cup paraphernalia that will have every soccer fan screaming for more.
Louis Vuitton is also the official maker of the Fifa World Cup trophy trunk, while Adidas has created official match balls for the World Cup since 1970.
This limited-edition trunk is handcrafted in Asnières, where Louis Vuitton’s workshops are based, and houses 14 soccer balls within its monogrammed canvas case. It is inspired by the luxury leather goods brand’s signature wardrobe trunk, and is topped off with brass corners and locks.
Thirteen of the footballs are special re-editions made by Adidas of past iconic match balls. The line-up includes the Telstar from the 1970 World Cup in Mexico and the controversial Jabulani used in the 2010 Fifa World Cup in South Africa, called the “roundest ball that has ever been manufactured”.
The latest match ball used in Moscow this year, dubbed Telstar 18, is also included.
The 14th is a rare creation, even by Louis Vuitton standards, and is made of natural cowhide leather that patinas with age to a beautiful, caramel brown. This is the second time the luxury powerhouse has created a football, which can also be bought separately.
Fans can also try their luck at an auction hosted on the closing week of the World Cup in Moscow. A unique edition of the trunk, featuring 13 match balls signed by 13 football legends, will go under the hammer at the Naked Heart Foundation gala dinner.