In the world of rugby, few names shine as brightly as that of New Zealand’s beloved legend, Dan Carter. Known for his incredible talent, sportsmanship, and enduring dedication to the game, Dan Carter’s illustrious career has left an indelible mark on the world of rugby. To honor his inspiring journey, Louis Vuitton, the iconic French fashion house renowned for its exquisite craftsmanship and heritage in travel, has created a masterpiece – the Malle Vestiaire.
The one-of-a-kind trunk is crafted with noble wood and adorned with the emblematic black and silver Monogram Eclipse canvas, this unique creation reflects not only the brand’s legacy but also the colors of New Zealand’s world-renowned All Blacks rugby team. The attention to detail is astounding, with metal clasps, closers, and rivets embellishing the trunk’s exterior. The distinctive symbols, including Dan Carter’s jersey number ‘DC10’ and the astonishing sum of ‘1598’ points he has scored in international tournaments, pay homage to his remarkable achievements on the field.
Dan Carter himself expressed his gratitude and excitement about this exceptional collaboration, especially timed for the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France. “On the occasion of the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France, we wanted to create an extra-special object,” he remarked. “This Malle Vestiaire holds all the memorabilia that symbolizes the amazing memories I have of playing professional rugby, while also paying tribute to Louis Vuitton’s renowned Art of Travel. I really can’t think of a better way for them to be displayed than in this beautiful trunk.”
The interior of the Malle Vestiaire serves as a captivating museum of Dan Carter’s illustrious career. It proudly showcases three World Rugby Player of the Year awards, three World Cup medals and jerseys, his two 100th-test caps, a pair of his rugby boots, copies of his book “The Art of Winning,” and the Louis Vuitton rugby ball that he co-created with the Maison in 2019. These items are more than just memorabilia; they are tokens of a lifetime dedicated to rugby excellence.
What sets the Malle Vestiaire apart is its ability to seamlessly blend the worlds of sports, contemporary design, and historic craftsmanship. From the iconic Monogram Eclipse canvas to the meticulously crafted metal details, it is a symbol of Louis Vuitton’s unmatched dedication to quality and innovation. Even the woven cotton straps harken back to the brand’s history of travel, creating a harmonious fusion of the old and the new.
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