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, 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. 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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