Naomi Osaka's Met Gala Look Was Inspired by Haiti and Japan

Her sister co-designed the Louis Vuitton gown.

Naomi Osaka
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The 2021 Met Gala red carpet is in full swing, and the stars have descended on New York City in their most jaw-dropping looks. Tennis pro, mental health advocate, and fashion darling Naomi Osaka serves as one of the night’s co-chairs—and her colorful outfit, a Louis Vuitton dress that was co-designed by her sister Mari Osaka, (opens in new tab) took inspiration from her Japanese and Haitian heritage.

Osaka's gown featured a floral midi-length skirt, exaggerated ruffled sleeves, and a red bow at her waist. She accessorized with a pair of simple black peep-toe booties. Her hair was fashioned into a statement-making braided updo that featured a graphic horizontal teased detail. Her makeup look consisted of a halo of red across her eyes and on her cheekbones; glowing skin; and a matching berry-toned color on her lips.

"For me, Americana kinda means a mix of all cultures and this dress and this look kind of represents my two backgrounds, Haitian and Japanese, so I was really glad I was able to incorporate it," she told Vogue.

Tonight is Osaka’s first time at the Met Gala, and she's playing a huge role. Fresh off a series of games the U.S. Open, Osaka joins co-hosts Timothee Chalamet, Billie Eilish and Amanda Gorman (opens in new tab). She’s the last of the four hosts to hit the carpet, and she definitely did it with a bang.

See images of her dramatic look below:

Naomi Osaka

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Naomi Osaka

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Julia Marzovilla
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Julia Marzovilla is the E-Commerce Editor at Marie Claire, where she covers everything from the latest beauty and fashion launches and sales to celebrity outfits and news. She also creates shopping guides that span every vertical on the site. Prior to joining the Marie Claire team, she contributed similar shopping stories to sites such as Bustle, InStyle, The Zoe Report, Who What Wear, and STYLECASTER. In her spare time, Julia can be found creating shopping guides for all of her friends, spending too much money on yet another pair of black boots, and cooking in her far-too-small kitchen.