Lewis Hamilton Understood the Assignment at This Year’s Met Gala


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The fashion community often jokes about attendees at the annual Met Gala who ignore the theme, wearing something beautiful, yes, but something that doesn’t exactly embody the year’s exhibition and the story behind it. Lewis Hamilton is never one of those attendees, and his 2024 look is no exception.

This year’s Met Gala celebrated the opening of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute’s exhibition Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion and as such had a dress code of The Garden of Time, which was inspired by J.G. Ballard’s 1962 short story of the same name. To adhere to the theme, Hamilton—who raced from the Miami Grand Prix yesterday to New York City for fashion’s biggest night—worked with his stylist, Eric McNeal, and Burberry’s creative director, Daniel Lee, to create a custom, all-black ensemble dedicated to an 18th-century gardener named John Ystumllyn.