The seven-time Mercedes world champion spent $ 300,000 to introduce black designers to the Met Gala in New York. Hamilton is in the US for a checkup after the accident with Verstappen in Monza
Always in favor of equality and against discrimination of all kinds, Lewis Hamilton fights for the rights of African Americans. And now from the USA, the Mercedes driver – who had flown to New York from Monza to be examined by a specialist before the Sochi race (26 September), after the blow to the neck remedied in contact with Max Verstappen’s Red Bull – has become the protagonist of another initiative. On the occasion of the annual Met Gala, the seven-time world champion bought super exclusive seats, in order to bring talented black designers to the gala and introduce the world to talented black designers.
To enter the Met Gala costs at least 30 thousand euros
Among the guests Hamilton included were Theophilio, Kenneth Nicholson and Jason Rembert. All emerging designers who had strongly supported him in his fight for equality over the past 18 months; included in a gala where it costs an arm and a leg to enter: according to New York Times, a ticket is worth about 35 thousand dollars (almost 30 thousand euros) while the “virtual” tables to include more than one guest range from 200 to 300 thousand dollars (between 169 and 254 thousand euros). But usually the latter are bought by great designers, who invite well-known celebrities in order to “take advantage” of the VIPs to advertise the latest creations. This explains the great opportunity granted to his artist friends by Hamilton, who spent the maximum amount of $ 300,000.
“The Met is the biggest fashion event of the year and I wanted to create something that was meaningful and open to debate – Hamilton commented. Vogue – So when people see us all together, they will put these black designers at the top of people’s minds ”. And again: “We live in a moment in which diversity and inclusion are very important, and that is why I founded my Hamilton Commission within my own sport – he concluded – I realized that all this is very similar to the fashion industry. Many young brands and designers don’t have the same opportunities, so that’s what really got me excited. “
September 15, 2021 (change September 15, 2021 | 20:52)
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