Brazil may be in despair but the fashion world continues to celebrate the World Cup.
Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen will present the Louis Vuitton World Cup trophy case before the final takes place this Sunday.
The stunning 33-year-old is the epitome of Brazilian women, the world’s most powerful supermodel – and a friend of fashion house Louis Vuitton – so it was only natural that she should be the chosen candidate to present the bespoke case in the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janiero.
The model – and Brazil’s biggest fan – was reportedly chosen after abusive chants over the cost of hosting the World Cup and the 2016 Olympics meant Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff was unable to present.
The famous gold World Cup trophy is one of the most sought after prizes in sport, so it quite rightly deserves to travel in style.
The bespoke trunk – commissioned by FIFA for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa – has all of the signature Louis Vuitton details from the brown monogrammed LV canvas to the brass locks and fittings.
Bündchen’s appearance at the World Cup final will be the start of her upcoming modelling schedule.
She has high profile campaigns lined up with Isabel Marant and Balenciaga for Autumn/Winter 2014, and is set to be the new face of Chanel No.5.