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Haute Couture Helmets

America's top fashion designers score with haute couture football helmets

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Nicole Miller helmet for Bloomingdale's Fashion Touchdown
Nicole Miller Photo courtesy of Bloomingdale's
Badgley Mischka helmet for Bloomingdale's Fashion Touchdown
Badgley Mischka Photo courtesy of Bloomingdale's
Alice + Olivia helmet for Bloomingdale's Fashion Touchdown
Alice + Olivia Photo courtesy of Bloomingdale's
Tadashi Shoji helmet for Bloomingdale's Fashion Touchdown
Tadashi Shoji Photo courtesy of Bloomingdale's
Marchesa helmet for Bloomingdale's Fashion Touchdown
Marchesa Photo courtesy of Bloomingdale's
Rachel Zoe helmet for Bloomingdale's Fashion Touchdown
Rachel Zoe Photo courtesy of Bloomingdale's
Diane von Furstenberg helmet for Bloomingdale's Fashion Touchdown
Diane von Furstenberg Photo courtesy of Bloomingdale's
Billy Reid helmet for Bloomingdale's Fashion Touchdown
Billy Reid Photo courtesy of Bloomingdale's
Betsey Johnson helmet for Bloomingdale's Fashion Touchdown
Betsey Johnson Photo courtesy of Bloomingdale's
Cynthia Rowley helmet for Bloomingdale's Fashion Touchdown
Cynthia Rowley Photo courtesy of Bloomingdale's
Nicole Miller helmet for Bloomingdale's Fashion Touchdown
Badgley Mischka helmet for Bloomingdale's Fashion Touchdown
Alice + Olivia helmet for Bloomingdale's Fashion Touchdown
Tadashi Shoji helmet for Bloomingdale's Fashion Touchdown
Marchesa helmet for Bloomingdale's Fashion Touchdown
Rachel Zoe helmet for Bloomingdale's Fashion Touchdown
Diane von Furstenberg helmet for Bloomingdale's Fashion Touchdown
Billy Reid helmet for Bloomingdale's Fashion Touchdown
Betsey Johnson helmet for Bloomingdale's Fashion Touchdown
Cynthia Rowley helmet for Bloomingdale's Fashion Touchdown

Rarely do fashion and football interact on the field — until now. In honor of Super Bowl XLVIII, Bloomingdale's, the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and the National Football League Foundation recruited a team of top fashion designers to create blinged-out helmets for the Fashion Touchdown.

The best part? You never have to leave your couch to score one.

You can bid on any of the bespoke helmets from now until Feb. 4. For all of the non-football fans (gasp!), that is two days after the Super Bowl, which is going down in MetLife Stadium. That's right, Jersey, get your party pants on.

But back to the fashion. Among the big-deal designers responsible for these haute couture helmets: Diane von Furstenberg, Billy Reid, Donna Karan, Badgley Mischka, Nicole Miller and Rachel Zoe, to name but a few. There are 48 helmets in all, and Bloomingdale's put it perfectly when it declared these creations put the "fantasy in football."

Better still: The auction's net proceeds benefit the NFL Foundation, which is dedicated to improving the health and safety of sports, youth football and the communities in which we live. In 2013, the foundation provided a $1.5 million grant to launch Heads Up Football, a comprehensive approach to promote a better and safer game.

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