Naomi Osaka Is Louis Vuitton’s Newest House Ambassador
The sports star is set to make her debut in the Spring/Summer 2021 fashion campaign, photographed by maestro Nicolas Ghesquière himself.
Multi-faceted, independent and modern, Naomi Osaka is the perfect incarnation of the Louis Vuitton woman. One of the most explosive and influential tennis players of all time, she will make her debut as the House’s latest ambassador in the Spring/Summer 2021 fashion campaign photographed by no one other than Louis Vuitton’s Artistic Director of Women’s Collections — Monsieur Nicolas Ghesquière.
”Aside from tennis, my most treasured passion is fashion, and there is no brand more iconic than Louis Vuitton,” Osaka shared. “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.”
After entering the WTA professional circuit in 2013, Naomi became a true rising star in her discipline, quickly gaining fans and media attention through her powerful serve and strong forehand. The first Asian player to hold the No.1 ranking in singles and the first Japanese player to win a Grand Slam, she manages to combine extraordinary tennis triumphs with off-court activism, making her one of the biggest global names in all of the sports.
“Naomi is an exceptional woman who represents her generation and is also a role model for everyone,” Ghesquière said. “Her career and convictions are inspiring. I am in awe of Naomi, she stays true to herself and doesn’t compromise on her values.”
In 2020, Osaka was named Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year, Ad Week’s Most Powerful Woman in Sports, Forbes Highest-Paid Female Athlete of All Time, and one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People. A proud daughter of a Haitian father and Japanese mother, she was born in Osaka, Japan and moved to the United States with her family at the age of 3. Though having her full-time residence in Los Angeles, CA, she represents Japan in competition and will be the face of the Tokyo 2021 Games.