Naomi Osaka Took Inspiration from Her Heritage for Her Met Gala Look

Last night's Met Gala, better known as the fashion world's Oscars, was truly a night to remember. Dozens of stars hit the red carpet in their best outfits, and among them was tennis champ Naomi Osaka, who made her boldest fashion statement to date.

The 23-year-old athlete stepped out in a colorful gown that was co-designed by her sister, Mari Osaka, and Louis Vuitton's Nicolas Ghesquière. And while chatting with Vogue, she revealed that the stunning number was actually inspired by her Japanese and Haitian heritage.

For those who missed it, Osaka's look included a blue and purple swirl-print bustier and skirt, a red bow and a stunning black ruffled cape. She completed the look with an extravagant braided updo and black boots.

During a red carpet live stream with Vogue, she revealed, "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."

Naomi also added, "It’s a dream come true for me that our first design collaboration is something I will wear on the Met red carpet. The fact that Nicolas, Mari and I could come together bringing this to life is something I am very honored to be a part of."

Last night's appearance marked Osaka's first-ever Met Gala event, and she also had company. By her side was her boyfriend, YBN Cordae, who finally made his red carpet debut with Osaka.

Here's to plenty more red carpet appearances for the happy couple.

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Nakeisha Campbell

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Nakeisha has been interviewing celebrities and covering all things entertainment for over 8 years, but she has also written on a wide range of topics, like career...
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