We’ve seen major fashion moments during the Olympic Games in the past. (Remember team USA in Tommy Hilfiger?) But this year the Brazilian show jumping team takes the luxe factor up a notch.
Hermès revisits its saddle and harness making roots as the French luxury label is named as the official saddler for the Brazilian show jumping team. With its famous saddle stitch—a key detail of the famed Birkin and Kelly bags—holding together the saddles which normally retail for $4740, the Brazilian team is definitely in for the ride of their lives.
A company spokeswoman says that this is the first time that the label has been appointed as the official saddler for an entire Olympic team. Previously, a saddle created by the label was used in the 2004 Athens Olympics when show jumper Rodrigo Pessoa bagged the gold medal.
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