The rich and the glamorous and those who understand the nuances of luxury, understands the importance of traveling in style. Lugging a shredding duffel across the airport is just not quite the same as suavely carrying a chic Louis Vuitton monogram trunk from gate to gate. While Louis Vuitton is currently perhaps best loved by the ladies for its leather goods and the extremely popular Speedy bag, the luxury house's best craft comes from its heritage customization cases, designed by special order to hold everything imaginable from mahjong tiles to medical scapels. This year, Louis Vuitton celebrates the 2010 FIFA World Cup in its own style, first with a wonderful campaign, Louis Vuitton Legends, featuring soccer legends Pele, Zidane and Maradona, and now, it has been commissioned to build a special traveling case to safeguard the prized 2010 FIFA World Cup trophy.
This special order travel case, like all other Louis Vuitton special customization orders, was was handmade at the company's original workshop in Asnières. It was unveiled today with Patrick Louis Vuitton, Thierry Weil, Naomi Campbell, Antoine Arnault, Pietro Beccari and Yves Carcelle. Check out images courtesy of Louis Vuitton.