The Roland Garros trophies could only have a majestic Louis Vuitton Trophy Case as their enclosure!
The Louis Vuitton Trophy Case For Roland Garros Cups
In 1927, four French players, Jacques Brugnon, Jean Borotra, Henri Cochet and René Lacoste, achieve the feat of winning the Davis Cup on American soil. Glory was upon them, and those who were then nicknamed the “Four Musketeers” wanted to honor their victory and make tennis the French sporting discipline par excellence.
The French Tennis Federation then decided to build a sports arena worthy of its heroes – when France was to host the Davis Cup final in 1928.
The Stade Français then proposed to cede land to the French Tennis Federation. Three hectares on the edge of the Bois de Boulogne. There is only one condition: The premises must bear the name of Roland-Garros, a member of the club and a pioneer in aviation. Roland Garros became well-known after the first crossing of the Mediterranean Sea in 1913. The FFT accepts, and the Roland-Garros stadium soon emerges from the ground.
Louis Vuitton and Roland Garros
Here is where the story links Louis Vuitton to tennis and more broadly to the heroes and adventurers of yesteryear. It is true that the house has always accompanied explorers of all four corners of the world … After having produced the trophy cases for the American Cup or the Fifa World Cup, in 2017, the illustrious French trunk-maker focused on the creation of the Roland Garros trophy case.
An original, emblematic, iconic piece, and immediately associated with the greatness of France, the Louis Vuitton trunk alone recounts excellence and French know-how.
“Louis Vuitton has always accompanied the greatest explorers and pioneers on their journeys, including Roland Garros and Suzanne Lenglen. By combining elegance with innovation, Louis Vuitton has been able to constantly reinvent travel, just like Roland Garros did for aviation and Suzanne Lenglen for tennis. After having sent the most prestigious football, rugby and sailing trophies to the four corners of the world, we are very proud to participate in this 2017 edition ”announced Michael Burke, President of Louis Vuitton.
The Louis Vuitton Trophy Case: The Design
And precisely, the two legendary Roland-Garros trophies now take the works of Louis Vuitton as their casing. Custom-made boxes made of poplar wood, like the more than iconic cases …
Dressed in Monogram canvas, these cases are both equipped with brass corners and lock. Of incomparable craftsmanship, the interior this time takes on the color of terracotta, a clever nod to the clay courts of the tournament. On the front, we notice a V here reminiscent of the lines of a tennis court.
Two Trophy Trunks, handmade in Louis Vuitton’s historic studios in Asnières, will each house the Suzanne-Lenglen Cup and the Musketeer Cup.
“Louis Vuitton and Roland Garros, it’s France that wins, it’s France that inspires dreams and inspires. The association of two of the most beautiful French brands is a symbol that will make champions dream during the fortnight of the tournament. Never have our trophies been so beautiful in this new and magnificent setting ” proclaimed Bernard Giudicelli, President of the French Tennis Federation.
All that remains is to wait for the weekend of June 12 and 13, 2021 to find out which champion will leave with the trophy!