Naomi Osaka hasn’t always been a red carpet staple, but that’s changing quickly. Just this summer, the tennis star hit the step-and-repeat at the ESPY Awards wearing a straight-off-the runway Louis Vuitton look that debuted in the French fashion house’s Resort 2022 runway less than a month earlier.
And now, as one of the hosts of the Met Gala, she continues to show off the sporty-but-elegant style that she’s started to cultivate for public appearances off the court.
Osaka also chose Vuitton for this evening, stepping out in a custom creation that was a collaboration between her sister and Nicholas Ghesquière. Of the look, Osaka said that Americana, to her, is a mix of all cultures, so she incorporated both her Haitian as well as her Japanese heritages.
With such a high-profile fashion event under her belt, this could be the start of a long and storied red carpet career for the tennis pro. Only time will tell.