Sports has become synonymous with fashion and the NFL’s Super Bowl 50 will yet again merge the two.  The NFL and the Council of Fashion Designers of America in honor of Super Bowl 50 have selected 50 CFDA Members to create Bespoke Designer Footballs.  Designers from Nicole Miller, Rachel Zoe and Sam Edelmen, (seen below) have produced footballs in a way that hasn’t quite been done, ever.

Designers Create Bespoke Footballs for Super Bowl 50

Nicole Miller’s Bespoke Football

Designers Create Bespoke Footballs for Super Bowl 50

Rachel Zoe’s Bespoke Football

Designers Create Bespoke Footballs for Super Bowl 50

Sam Edelman’s Bespoke Football


Other designers like Tanya Taylor came up with a theme “A football left overnight in the end zone” that has “decided to bloom,” with hand-cut multi-colored leather flowers on top of the football. Billy Reid, created a striped design using Louisiana wild alligator; Melissa Joy Manning assembled over 17,000 Swarovski crystals on the ball she created.  Paul Andrew created a football that beautifully displays Italian hand-made Specchio and Spazzolato flowers. It took Paul Andrew over 20 hours to complete the football. Tadashi Shoji’s rendition of Japanese Springtime inspiration displays  tulle, glass beads, grommets, leather laces and vynil, and took 28 days to complete.  Meanwhile Cynthia Sakai of Vita Fede, worked on her football for 45 days for a brass, 24-karat gold model.

All 50 of the footballs will be auctioned off during Super Bowl 50 in the San Francisco Bay Area. Proceeds of the auction will benefit the NFL Foundation.

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