Designer footballs up for auction in honor of Super Bowl 50

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“Well, I like navy/light blue, so I guess I am rooting for the Broncos/Panthers.”

For fashion lovers who aren’t also fans of football, jersey color may be the only determining factor when choosing between rooting for the Denver Broncos or the Carolina Panthers during Super Bowl 50 Sunday, Feb. 7.

So while the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and the NFL may seem an unlikely pair, the result of their collaboration is truly dazzling. The two have teamed up to design custom bespoke footballs to be auctioned off with proceeds going to the NFL Foundation. Fifty CFDA members, including well-known names like Kenneth Cole, Prabal Gurung, Vince Camuto and more, were tasked with putting a personal and fashionable spin on Super Bowl 50 footballs.

With many of the designers taking golden inspiration for the championship game’s 50th anniversary, their creations put the fantasy in football. From tassels to bedazzled bling to flowers, and everything in between, these game day accessories are sure to catch even the most not-sporty fashion lover’s eye.

Check out these top ten chic twists on footballs, then catch all 50 through Feb. 14 at

1. Alice & Olivia – Stacey Bendet

Inspired by their iconic Staceface artwork, Alice & Olivia's football features thousands of Swarovski Crystals and took exactly one month to complete. Photo credit: Pinterest

2. Kendra Scott

Featuring the custom shapes, techniques and materials of its jewelry, Kendra Scott's natural stone embellished football includes a hand-crafted gilded mesh of gold and iridescent elements. Photo credit: Pinterest

3. Nicole Miller

Inspired by the Mexican Day of the Dead, Nicole Miller's fantasy football features a hand-painted design adorned with silk flowers and metal studs. Photo credit: Pinterest

4. Paul Andrew

For the women who love the sport, Paul Andrew created a feminine football of Italian hand-made Specchio and Spazzolato flowers. Photo credit: Pinterest

5. Rachel Zoe

Dripping with opulence, Rachael Zoe's sparkling football features thousands of Swarovski Crystals in Light Colorado Topaz, Crystal and Jet. Photo credit: Pinterest

6. Rebecca Minkoff

Sport collides with punk on Rebecca Minkoff's metal spike football. Photo credit: Pinterest

7. Sam Edelman

The Sam Edelman football combines a gold color palette inspired by Super Bowl 50 with its Spring 2016 collection's use of fringe and chain detailing. Photo credit: Pinterest

8. Tanya Taylor

Left overnight in the end zone to bloom, Tanya Taylor's football features the past 49 Super Bowl logos in the center of each flower. Photo credit: Pinterest

9. Tiffany & Co – Francesca Amfitheatrof

Based on the coveted Vince Lombardi Super Bowl trophy, the Tiffany & Co designed football is comprised of 12 lbs. of sterling silver and .23 lbs. of yellow gold. Photo credit: Pinterest

10. WHIT – Whitney Pozgay

According to the cellophane and enamel football by WHIT, victory is sweet. Photo credit: Pinterest

Craving more fashion and football duos? Check out the 48 one-of-a-kind football helmets created and auctioned off for Super Bowl XLVIII back in 2014 here.

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