Lewis Hamilton buys whole table at Met Gala to host emerging black designers to ‘highlight their beauty and talent’
LEWIS HAMILTON purchased a whole table at the Met Gala to host emerging black designers.
The Formula One driver, 36, mentioned he wished to ‘spotlight their beauty and expertise’ with the unbelievable gesture.
Hamilton flew out to New York for the ‘Oscars of vogue’ following his crash at the Italian GP.
And he proved his class by securing the table for some up-and-coming designers.
Usually, the tables are snapped up by the most important stars within the business – who then fill their seats with the A-list celebrities kitted out in their imaginative designs.
But Hamilton revealed he felt ‘actually, actually lucky’ Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour agreed to host his table.
The Brit driver mentioned: “I’ve introduced 4 unbelievable, younger, black gifted designers.
“So we’ve got a great host of people tonight and it’s about just highlighting beauty and excellence and talent.”
One of the 4 rising stars introduced alongside by Hamilton was Kenneth Nicholson.
Nicholson designed a customized piece for the seven-time world champion with a go well with and calf-length lace shirt.
Hamilton wrote on Instagram: “So extremely honoured to have collaborated with American Designer Kenneth Nicholson on bringing this imaginative and prescient to life.
“Kenneth’s craftsmanship and point of view advances menswear in truly inspiring ways. It’s a dream.”
Alongside Nicholson and celebrity stylist Law Roach had been the opposite designers Theophilio and Jason Rembert.
Completing the table of friends had been mannequin Alton Mason, singer Kehlani and athletes Miles Chamley-Watson and Sha’Carri Richardson.
Hamilton was not the one British sporting hero at the 2021 Met Gala, hosted at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
US Open champion Emma Raducanu, recent from her scintillating performances on the tennis courts throughout city at Flushing Meadows, shocked in a black and white Chanel ensemble.
The 18-year-old from Bromley arrived for final night time’s bash carrying a Chanel handkerchief skirt together with a cropped camisole and outsized floral print shirt.
Kim Kardashian, Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Kendall Jenner and Billie Eilish had been additionally among the many star-studded faces in attendance.