Naomi Osaka, one of many co-chairs of this yr’s Met Gala, made an attention-grabbing debut fusing her Haitian and Japanese heritage. Her upbringing and option to characterize Japan within the Olympics have been on the forefront of conversations surrounding the professional tennis participant, in addition to main the dialog round athletes and psychological well being.
Whereas the costume was rooted in her twin cultures, it additional embraces her familial ties as her sister, retired professional tennis participant and aspiring designer Mari Osaka, labored with Nicolas Ghesquière of Louis Vuitton to design the aqua and fuschia ensemble. Naomi expressed that to her, American vogue means a mixture of all cultures, as does she. The costume incorporates a digital watercolor render by Mari, together with Koi fish, styled with a flowing black tiered overcoat.
Her brilliant red-pink eye shadow and knotted-braid updo, detailed with shimmering stones, have been the right accents to tug the look collectively.