Lewis Hamilton bought a Met Gala table for emerging Black fashion designers

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Lewis Hamilton’s influence extends far beyond F1.

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If you need more proof that Lewis Hamilton An incredible force in the racing world and beyond, not even two days later A Near-Death Formula 1 Crash In Italy he stepped on met gala red carpet To promote emerging black fashion designers on Monday in New York.

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this year’s theme Gal. with “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion” was centered around American style and freedom. Tables at the Met run upwards of $30,000, and typically the major designers or fashion houses will buy them and invite the celebrities they are dressing up for the night, making an impact on the event for up-and-coming designers and stars. gets tough. Called “Fashion’s Greatest Night”. This is what makes Hamilton particularly impressive: The seven-time world champion bought his table and invited four young black designers as his guests.

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red carpet host Keke Palmer Hamilton how her outfit connected with this year’s theme, and she said she felt “really, really lucky” that Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour agreed to host her table. “I brought in four incredible, young, black talented designers,” he said, “so we’ve got a great host of people tonight, and it’s just about highlighting beauty and excellence and talent.”

Together Hamilton was an American designer Kenneth Nicholson, who created a custom suit with a lace calf-length shirt. In an Instagram post, Hamilton said that Nicholson’s “craftsmanship and approach advance men’s clothing in truly inspiring ways.” With Nicholson and the Superstar Stylist Law Roach, Hamilton was accompanied by other partner designers. theophilioMILF stylist Jason Rembert, Ideal elton mason, singer Kehlani and athlete Miles Chamley-Watson and Sha’kari Richardson.

After the red carpet livestream of the gala ended, Vogue ran a video with Hamilton talking more about his desk and his work in the fashion world. “We live in a time where diversity and inclusion are so important, and that’s what I’m fighting for in my industry,” he said. Hamilton debuted earlier this year Mission 44 Foundation to “champion and empower youth from underrepresented groups” in the UK, and they also launched their own hamilton commission As well as ignite joint program With Mercedes in particular to increase diversity in F1.

Talking about his work in F1 and how it influenced him to buy the table, Hamilton said, “I realized it’s very similar within the fashion industry. A lot of brands, young designers don’t have the same opportunities.” and Met is the biggest fashion event of the year. In this theme, I wanted to create something that is meaningful, and that is something that will start and spark a conversation. When people see us all together, it’s Will keep these black designers on top of people’s minds.”

Hamilton is no stranger to the Met Gala—or the fashion world in general—it was his sixth appearance at the Met since 2015. She has collaborated with Tommy Hilfiger several times, is a frequent guest on Fashion Week runway shows and is rumored to be one of the investors who bought W magazine. Not to mention all the streetwear looks he serves up in the F1 paddock on a weekly basis.

we’re just waiting for that first album Now, Lewis.

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