that of Naomi Osaka gorgeous look at the 2021 Met Gala caught everyone’s attention. She left onlookers in awe when she appeared in a custom Louis Vuitton purple and blue halter neck dress paired with a ruffled cape.
Add to that her quirky braided hairstyle, black ankle-adorned boots, and pink eyeshadow adorned eyes, all combined to give her a pretty stellar look.
Naomi’s Louis Vuitton outfit was co-designed by none other than her sister Mari, who recently took to social media to talk about the inspiration behind the dress.
In an Instagram post, Mari shared that the dress and the look was a representation of a “mix of our Japanese and Haitian roots.”
“When we first heard of the ‘American’ theme, we thought of immigrants: they are what created America from the start and the mix of so many cultures and languages is what makes this country unique, ”she explained. The theme for this year’s gala outfits was “American Independence”.
Mari added that the ruffles were inspired by the traditional “Haitian checkered dress” or the “karabela” dress. And the huge red belt tied on the robe was derived from the “obi” or the belt worn on a Japanese kimono.
Mari wrote: “From the idea to the concept sketch to the making of the dress, this whole process has been amazing… Thank you so much for the opportunity to help create this dress for everyone at @louisvuitton and @ nicolasghesquiere AND ESPECIALLY my adorable sister @naomiosaka for being the absolute goddess to succeed. “