Lewis Hamilton’s Met Gala fashion statement was a huge change from Formula 1 racing suits
Formula 1 star Lewis Hamilton complains about his neck being tight, which is understandable after Sunday’s drama. After all, the reigning four-time series champion and winner of seven total season titles suffered the brunt of a car landing on him halfway through the Italian Grand Prix.
Hamilton, second in points this season, and series leader Max Verstappen got tangled up at Turn 1 moments after Hamilton came out of the pits. Verstappen’s F1 car rolled over the Englishman’s car. Without the Halo, a relatively new safety innovation, the incident would have seriously injured or even killed Hamilton.
Hamilton walked away from the carnage, but realized the next day that all was not well.
“His rear wheel landed on my head,” he said, according to 365 races news. “I think the rear wheel landed on it, the Halo, and I think the more arched part of the inside of the tire landed on my head. I think I’ll just be traveling for the next few days, but I’ll probably have to see a specialist just to make sure I’m good for the next race because it’s getting tighter and tighter.
“But I will live.”
Hamilton left Italy for New York City, where he bought a table for the 2021 Met Gala and spoke with top celebrities including Jennifer Lopez, Lil Nas X, Billie Eilish, Jennifer Hudson and Serena Williams. The dress code for the evening is traditionally linked to the exhibitions of the year. This year’s theme was American Fashion and Design, with proceeds going to the Costume Institute.
Guests didn’t disappoint and Hamilton avoided his Mercedes team racing suit for sartorial splendor, designed by Kenneth Nicholson, which pairs perfectly with his peers.
Of Daily mail report of the evening:
Lewis Hamilton wore a lace mesh skirt over his suit on Monday as he joined the biggest stars in show business at the Met Gala in New York City.
The 36-year-old Formula 1 driver looked suave in a sleek black suit with shiny black moccasins.
“And to give the classic look a very modern touch, he paired a black blazer and pants with a sheer mesh shirt and mesh voile skirt.
“The sportsman looked at ease on the red carpet as he tied his braided hair back into a bun for the evening.”
Needless to say, this was a considerably different look than what racing fans are used to seeing in Formula 1 racing. As noted by Motorsport technology, Formula 1 racing suits are one-piece uniforms. Because spilled fuel is the number one concern associated with accidents, aside from the impact itself, these suits are made from Nomex fiber. Dupont developed the flame retardant material developed decades ago, and it is resistant to intense flames for at least 12 seconds.
Naturally, none of this is useful in black tie functions or better like the Met Gala. And Hamilton certainly didn’t have to wear his Mercedes gear to be recognizable. He owned luxury apartments in New York for a long time, even though he kept a low profile there.
However, Hamilton was keen to purchase a table at the Met Gala event, at an estimated cost of $ 300,000. But he did it for a cause beyond supporting the Metropolitan Museum of Art. According to The sunHamilton said he was keen on welcoming emerging black designers to draw attention to their work. He scored points in this regard by recruiting the editor-in-chief of Vogue Anna Wintour to animate his table.
“We have a huge number of people tonight and it’s just about highlighting the beauty, the excellence and the talent,” said Hamilton.
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