Naomi Osaka Is Louis Vuitton's Newest Ambassador
The tennis champ stars in Nicolas Ghesquière’s Spring/Summer 2021 campaign.
Naomi Osaka‘s big 2020 is leading into an already-optimistic 2021, as
One of the first Black women to hold the mantle of brand ambassador for the luxury house, Osaka wears her curly hair in a delicate cloud for the SS21 campaign as a nod to her signature on-court look. The three-time Grand Slam champ also sports one Ghesquière’s colorful seasonal T-shirts, elevated with illustrative prints and a golden sash that encircles her arm as if in homage to her champion legacy. Finally, Osaka totes a minute shoulder bag realized in Louis Vuitton’s monogram canvas, uniting the star athlete with the house’s key iconography.
“Aside from tennis, my most treasured passion is fashion; and there is no brand more iconic than Louis Vuitton,” Osaka said in a statement. “It is such an honor to work with Nicolas – he’s a designer I admire so much and we share a mutual love of Japanese culture and style. To become global brand ambassador is truly a dream come true for me.”
“Naomi is an exceptional woman who represents her generation and is also a role model for everyone,” Ghesquière continued. “Her career and convictions are inspiring. I am in awe of Naomi, she stays true to herself and doesn’t compromise on her values.” says Nicolas Ghesquière.