Tennis Star Naomi Osaka Joins Louis Vuitton As New House Ambassador

Ross Houston
January 14, 2021

1 Naomi Osaka is probably one of the most dominant forces in sports, as of today.

Much to Naomi Osaka's surprise, she received a comment by none other than the pop star herself, Nicki Minaj, who wrote, "Congratulations sister." . Not only is there her willingness to push the boundaries with fashion off the court-just take her collaboration with the Japanese label ADEAM at New York Fashion Week last spring-but also her use of style to embrace and celebrate her heritage, paying tribute to her Haitian roots by wearing everything from kente head wraps to Kerby Jean-Raymond's Pyer Moss. As a longtime fashionista, the U.S. Open victor called the campaign a "dream come true" in a press release.

As the first Asian player to hold the No.1 ranking in singles and the first Japanese player to win a Grand Slam, Naomi Osaka has exploded on the women's tennis scene.

"Perfectly incarnating the Louis Vuitton woman, the tennis champion joins as New House Ambassador, making her debut in #NicholasGhesquiere's upcoming #LVSS21 campaign", the brand posted on Instagram.

Per a statement, Osaka shared her thoughts about working with the luxury brand. Clearly, the feeling is mutual.

In the photos, Osaka is wearing a colorful printed dress and holding a Louis Vuitton bag embossed with the house's signature print.

LV's Director of Women's Collections Nicolas Ghesquière commended the young tennis star for being "an exceptional woman" and "a role model" for all. Her career and convictions are inspiring and I am in awe of Naomi. That collection included polos, T-shirts, sweatshirts, sport tops, shorts and accessories like fanny packs with her logo embedded alongside the shoe giant. "To become global brand ambassador is truly a dream come true for me", says Naomi Osaka.

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