The 2018 FIFA World Cup is coming to a close this weekend, with the championship match featuring Croatia vs. France. On Sunday, July 15, right before the kick-off, Russian supermodel/activit Natalia Vodianova and FIFA Legend Philipp Lahm will arrive on the pitch at Luzhniki Stadium with the FIFA World Cup Original Trophy in an exclusive travel case designed by Louis Vuitton.
This special-order travel case was handmade by master craftsmen at the historic Asnières workshop in France, and boasts a beautiful lightweight yet hardwearing, laser-engraved monogram titanium composition. The trunk’s eight corners are protected with the brand’s signature natural cowhide leather, and the lock and its six clasps are composed of ruthenium, a strong dark-grey metal.
If you were wondering, the FIFA World Cup Original Trophy measures at 36 cm in height, weighs about 13.6 lbs, and is made of solid 18-carat gold with a base of semi-precious malachite. Now, here’s a full look at Louis Vuitton’s official 2018 FIFA World Cup collection.
In related news, Louis Vuitton is auctioning off its official World Cup trunk.