GRAND DESIGNS Lewis Hamilton buys whole table at Met Gala to host emerging black designers to ‘highlight their beauty and talent’

The Formula One driver, 36, said he wanted to ‘highlight their beauty and talent’ with the incredible gesture. Hamilton flew out to New York for the ‘Oscars of fashion’ 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 major stars in the industry – who then fill their seats with the A-list celebrities kitted out in their imaginative designs. But Hamilton revealed he felt ‘really, really fortunate’ Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour agreed to host his table.



The Brit driver said: “I’ve brought four incredible, young, black talented 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 four rising stars brought along by Hamilton was Kenneth Nicholson. Nicholson designed a custom piece for the seven-time world champion with a suit and calf-length lace shirt. Hamilton wrote on Instagram: “So incredibly honoured to have collaborated with American Designer Kenneth Nicholson on bringing this vision to life. “Kenneth’s craftsmanship and point of view advances menswear in truly inspiring ways. It’s a dream.” Alongside Nicholson and superstar stylist Law Roach were the other designers Theophilio and Jason Rembert.



Completing the table of guests were model Alton Mason, singer Kehlani and athletes Miles Chamley-Watson and Sha’Carri Richardson. Hamilton was not the only British sporting hero at the 2021 Met Gala, hosted at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.US Open champion Emma Raducanu, fresh from her scintillating performances on the tennis courts across town at Flushing Meadows, stunned in a black and white Chanel ensemble. The 18-year-old from Bromley arrived for last night’s bash wearing a Chanel handkerchief skirt along with a cropped camisole and oversized floral print shirt. Kim Kardashian, Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Kendall Jenner and Billie Eilish were also among the star-studded faces in attendance.