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Louis Vuitton recently named Naomi Osaka as a new House Ambassador debuting in their Spring/Summer 2021 #LVSS21 Campaign, photographed by Nicolas Ghesquière, Louis Vuitton Director of Women’s Collections.
Ghesquière expressed with delight, “Naomi is an exceptional young woman who represents her generation and is a role model for everyone. Her career and convictions are inspiring, and I am in awe of Naomi. She stays true to herself and doesn’t compromise on her values. I am looking forward to sharing new projects with Naomi in the year to come!”
Speaking on the collaboration, Naomi Osaka said, “It is such an honor to work with Nicolas – he’s a designer I admire so much, and we share a mutual love of Japanese culture and style. To become a global brand ambassador is truly a dream come true for me.”
Naomi Osaka is a Japanese professional tennis player ranked No. 1 by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA). She’s the reigning champion at the US Open and a three-time Grand Slam singles champion.
Her father is Haitian and her mother, Japanese. She has lived and trained in the United States since the age of 3. At 16, she defeated former US Open champion Samantha Stosur at the 2014 Stanford Classic, and her career has been on the rise since.
Louis Vuitton is a French fashion house that was founded in 1854 by Vuitton in Paris. According to a Millward Brown 2010 study, the luxury company was then the world’s 19th most valuable brand and was estimated to be worth over US$19 billion.