Met Gala 2021: Emma Raducanu, 18, wows in a geometric co-ord after her US Open success

She achieved one of Britain’s greatest sporting victories at the US Open, becoming the country’s first female Grand Slam champion in 44 years. 

And Emma Raducana proved she can also serve up some fashionable looks as she made a stylish arrival at the Met Gala in New York on Monday. 

Despite it being her first time walking up the famous staircase at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the superstar tennis player, 18, looked in her element as she posed for snaps.

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Serving up some fashion! Britain’s tennis darling Emma Raducanu, 18, wowed in a geometric co-ord at the Met Gala in New York on Monday after her US Open success

Emma was a vision of beauty as she slipped into a geometric black and white co-ord that highlighted her athletic figure. 

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The sportswoman flashed her toned abs in a crop top and donned a bejewelled body chain that complemented her glittering earrings. 

She teamed her look with a pair of patent black boots that boosted her modelesque frame.  

It was no wonder Emma nailed it at fashion’s biggest night of the year after already being dubbed a style icon with her tennis looks.  

Wow: Despite it being her first time walking up the famous staircase at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the superstar tennis player, 18, looked in her element as she posed for snaps

Fashion fans have gone wild for Emma’s tennis kit as they rushed to get their hands on her £110 outfit with the pieces selling out in almost every size online. 

Emma’s match will go down in history, as the tennis sensation, who was sitting her A-levels earlier this year, became the first Brit to win a major since Virginia Wade at Wimbledon in 1977 and is the first qualifier to triumph in a Grand Slam, in either the men’s or women’s game.

She claimed a £1.8 million cheque after she defeated fellow teenager Leylah Fernandez – more than her entire career winnings to date – and soared up the rankings from 150 to 23.

Dressed to impress: Emma was a vision of beauty as she slipped into a geometric black and white co-ord that highlighted her athletic figure

Top of the crops! The sportswoman flashed her toned abs in a crop top and donned a bejewelled body chain that complemented her glittering earrings

Millions back home were watching, including the Queen who sent a letter from Balmoral, writing: ‘It is a remarkable achievement at such a young age, and is testament to your hard work and dedication.’

She was joined by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge who hailed her ‘stunning performances and historic Grand Slam victory!’

Boris Johnson said ‘we are all hugely proud of you’ as he praised Raducanu’s ‘extraordinary skill, poise and guts.’ 

Legs eleven! She teamed her look with a pair of patent black boots that boosted her modelesque frame

Brunette beauty: She wore her raven locks in loose waves that framed her pretty features

Meanwhile, the Met Gala was finally back after being cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic. This year it was pushed to September from its traditional slot on the first Sunday in May. 

The theme was In America: A Lexicon of Fashion and the event features a heavy-hitting contingent of celebrity co-chairs: actor Timothée Chalamet, musician Billie Eilish, poet Amanda Gorman and tennis star Naomi Osaka.

Honorary chairs for the evening were designer Tom Ford, sponsor Instagram’s Adam Mosseri, and Vogue’s Anna Wintour.

Style icon: Fashion fans have gone wild for Emma’s tennis kit as they rushed to get their hands on her £110 outfit with the pieces selling out in almost every size online 

When the hosts were first announced, Vogue magazine said: ‘Each of the Met’s four co-hosts embodies the defining factor of American style: individualism.

‘[They have each] developed a distinct visual language for their public personas, one that is informed by the legacy of iconic fashion made in the USA.’

The must-have accessory for all at this year’s gala is a Covid-19 vaccine. 

It’s back! The Met Gala was finally back after being cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic. This year it was pushed to September from its traditional slot on the first Sunday in May

New theme: The theme was In America: A Lexicon of Fashion and the event features a heavy-hitting contingent of celebrity co-chairs

‘Currently, all attendees at The Met Gala on September 13 must provide proof of full vaccination and will also be expected to wear masks indoors except when eating or drinking,’ a spokesperson for The Met said last month.

This year’s gala will be a more intimate affair, to be followed by a larger one on May 2, 2022. 

Both will launch a two-part exhibition, a survey of American fashion to be on view for almost a year.

Keeping it low-key: This year’s gala will be a more intimate affair, to be followed by a larger one on May 2, 2022

In America: A Lexicon of Fashion, opening Sept. 18, will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the museum´s Costume Institute and ‘explore a modern vocabulary of American fashion,’ the spokesperson added.

Part two, In America: An Anthology of Fashion, will open in the museum’s popular American Wing period rooms on May 5, 2022, and will explore American fashion, with collaborations with film directors, by ‘presenting narratives that relate to the complex and layered histories of those spaces.’ 

Both parts will close on September 5, 2022.

Bagged an invite: Emma scored an invite to the exclusive event after wowing with her sporting prowess at the US Open