After housing trophies for championships such as the Fifa World Cup, NBA’s Larry O’Brien trophy, Rugby World Cup, Formula 1 Grand Prix de Monaco, and more, Louis Vuitton has become the official trophy trunk partner of the coveted Ballon d’Or. proven that ‘victory travels in Vuitton.’ As part of a partnership with France Football and with the support of Amaury Media, the French house
Every season, the prestigious award is awarded to the best male and female players in professional football. Voted by 100 journalists worldwide, it has been awarded since 1956 for men and since 2018 for women by French magazine France Football. The ceremony for this year will be taking place later today at the Théâtre de Chatelet in Paris where the winners will be presented with a Ballon d’Or housed in an expertly crafted Louis Vuitton trunk.
Covered in the emblematic Louis Vuitton monogram, the bespoke trunks have been hand crafted in the Maison’s historic workshops in Asnières. For the first time on a Louis Vuitton trophy trunk, the two folding front panels feature a gold-painted V – for victory and Vuitton – to match the color of the Ballon d’Or. On the exteriors, the trunk features the classic lozine trim which is a signature of the house, and the same brass corner protectors, locks, and clasps that have been used on Louis Vuitton
trunks for over 160 years.
On the stage today, both trunks will be featured during the much-anticipated ceremony. With nominees such as seven-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi and fan-favorite Erling Haaland, this ceremony is bound to be a momentous occasion.