Roger Federer has been announced as the co-chair of the upcoming 2023 Met Gala, scheduled for Monday, May 1. The recently retired tennis legend will be co-chair alongside global musical icon Dua Lipa, Spanish actress Penelope Cruz, British screenwriter and actress Michaela Coel, and Met Gala organizer and editor-in-chief of Vogue Anna Wintour at the event.
Roger Federer, who has maintained a close relationship with Wintour ever since his early rise on the tennis court, was grateful to the fashion mogul for being chosen for the role. The Swiss maestro thanked Wintour for being a constant support for him and his family and acknowledged the time they’ve spent together over the years.
The 41-year-old posted on Instagram thanking Wintour for her support.
Anna. Thanks for always being there for my family. So many great memories. I can’t wait to share another amazing evening together at the Met Gala,” Roger Federer wrote
The six-time US Open champion, who has almost always been on tour during the summer, was thrilled to return to New York in a different capacity after his retirement. He also shared details of the theme for the prestigious event which revolves around the iconic fashion designer, the late Karl Lagerfeld.“
I am so excited to be coming back to New York to co-host this years Met Gala with Dua Lipa , Michaela Coel, Penelope Cruz and my dear friend, Anna Wintour,” he wrote, “The 2023 Met Gala celebrates the opening of “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty” and provides The Costume Institute. #ALineOfBeauty opens to the public on May 5. I hope everyone enjoys their trip to the Metropolitan Museum.
As the co-chair, Roger Federer will play the host and curate the guestlist for the event. The Swiss legend will additionally have his say in choosing the delectable menu for the glamorous night. He will also contribute to finalizing the theme-specific décor