Michael Clarke’s Louis Vuitton cricket trunk to auction for charity
Cricket world’s one of the most feared batsman and captain of the Australian international cricket squad, Michael Clarke ‘Pup’ as he’s fondly known, has now pushed his boundaries, and turned his talent to luxury trunk design for renowned French fashion house Louis Vuitton to benefit the Sydney Children’s Hospital. This exclusively new Louis Vuitton cricket trunk which has been especially custom-created in France under Clarke’s direction, and includes a section of cricket memorabilia donated by him, will be privately auctioned off by auctioneer Christie’s, with an estimated selling price of $170,000.
Speaking about the gargantuan LV cricket trunk, Clarke stated that he had been thrilled to accept the offer to collaborate on a product whose proceeds will benefit the Sydney Children’s Hospital.
Notably, it took a total of eight months for the LV’s master artisan’s to craft the trunk, and Clarke also travelled to brand’s historic Asnieres Special Order workshop to oversee the design of the 140 cm trunk, which includes special drawers and compartments for cricket equipment such as bats, helmets, gloves and even an iPod dock.
However, everything inside the trunk will be part of the auction except Clarke’s baggy green cap and his captain’s jacket, which the cricketer wishes to wear for a little long.
Besides, we have seen the sale of legendary Australian cricketer Don Bradman’s cricket bat which fetched an impressive price of $107,110, to become one of the world’s most expensive sports memorabilia.