Soccer’s biggest stars stepped off the pitch and onto the red carpet to attend one of the sport’s most esteemed events last night.
The 67th Ballon d’Or awards ceremony welcomed an A-list roster of athletes at the Théâtre Du Chatelet in Paris to honor the game’s top footballers. And though Lionel Messi won the prestigious best male player accolade for a record-breaking eighth time, one iconic presenter and a French soccer player managed to stand out in their own way.
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Retired soccer legend David Beckham and Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappé both walked the red carpet in dashing Dior looks by Kim Jones. The former Manchester United midfielder was fashioned around a navy wool peak lapel oblique tux, which he rocked with a white shirt, navy silk tie, and black leather derbies. Mbappé’s look was similar, with both tuxes sporting just one button and silk lapels, but his get-up was crafted from a gray wool and finished off with a black shirt and tie.
Both gents paired their formalwear with high-end watches, too. Mbappé’s piece, a 44 mm Hublot Big Bang Unico Titanium Diamonds timepiece, is all about the bling. The $27,300 wrist candy is crafted from a titanium case and features a bezel set with 126 diamonds that total 1.4 carats. It runs on the Swiss manufacturer’s HUB1280 self-winding chronograph flyback movement that gives the athlete a cool 72-hour power reserve.
Posh Spice’s husband, meanwhile, decided to sport less flashy timepiece by Tudor. The 39 mm timepiece, dubbed Pelagos 39, has a case made from grade 2 titanium with a satin finish. It houses a black sunray dial, next to a unidirectional rotating bezel with a matching sunray satin finish. The $4,700 watch runs on calibre MT5400, a self-winding movement with a bidirectional rotor system. It also provides Beckham with an impressive 70-hour power reserve.
The M.L.S. icon presented Messi with his Ballon d’Or that came with a bespoke trunk designed by Louis Vuitton. The former Barcelona captain didn’t miss out on the fashion fun, donning a single-breasted tux was designed by LV’s men’s creative director Pharrell Williams that he paired with a new 18-karat yellow-gold Tambour.
This story has been updated as of November 3, 2023.
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