Update: Gisele Bundchen will be involved with the 2014 World Cup final ceremonies. FIFA announced that the Brazilian model will join Carles Puyol, a player on Spain’s 2010 winning team, in carrying the trophy on the pitch before the match at Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.
France’s iconic Louis Vuitton has designed a traveling trophy case for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
The company created a one-of-a-kind, custom-made trunk for the trophy to be transported in before it is awarded to the winning soccer team at the World Cup final to be held at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on July 13.
The trophy case is wrapped in Louis Vuitton’s iconic monogram canvas and features the brand’s signature brass lock and corners. It also opens from the front and at the top to “allow the trophy to be easily removed when, at the final game on July 13, it will be presented to the captain of the winning team.”
The current World Cup project marks Louis Vuitton’s second consecutive collaboration with the international governing body of soccer, FIFA, as they also created the traveling case for the 2010 World Cup trophy, which was awarded to Spain in South Africa.