Naomi Osaka to Co-chair the 2021 Met Gala with Timothée Chalamet, Billie Eilish and Amanda Gorman

Naomi Osaka is all set to Co-Chair this year's Met Gala becoming the second tennis player to do so.

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Naomi Osaka

The Met Gala is set to return this year after missing out in 2020 due to the Corona Virus pandemic. This year’s Met Gala will take place on 13th September in a smaller setting according to the government guidelines for social gatherings.

This year’s event will be Co-chaired by several famous faces. Timothée Chalamet, Billie Eilish, Naomi Osaka and Amanda Gorman Will Co-chair the Ultimate Tribute to American Style. The theme for this year is “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion”.

Naomi Osaka, apart from being a great tennis player has a huge interest in Fashion and lifestyle. She had earlier said that if not a professional tennis player, she would’ve become a fashion designer.

Naomi Osaka becomes the second tennis player after Serena Williams to Co-Chair a Met Gala

Naomi Osaka
Naomi Osaka

Before Osaka, 23-time grand slam champion Serena Williams co-chaired the 2019 Met Gala alongside Lady Gaya and Harry Styles. Hence, the Japanese-Haitian becomes the second tennis players to co-chair at the festival.

“Each of the Met’s four cohosts embodies the defining factor of American style: individualism,” the official statement by Vogue read.

“They may approach the concept differently, but their shared passion for expressing themselves through clothing connects with the exhibition’s theme. Chalamet, Eilish, Osaka and Gorman have all developed a distinct visual language for their public personas, one that is informed by the legacy of iconic fashion made in the USA.”

On tour, Osaka lost in the second round of the Madrid Open, her first Clay court tournament in almost 2 years. She will play in Rome next in build up to the French Open.

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