Swiss tennis greathas rocked up to the Met Gala wearing a tuxedo only the Greatest Of All Time could pull off.
The annual fundraising gala for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York sees some of the biggest celebrities in the world glam up to the max, going all out in the fashion stakes.
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And apparently that’s also the case for The Swiss Maestro, who showed up to this year’s event wearing a tuxedo with a cobra emblazoned on the back.
Mirka and Roger Federer. Image: Getty
“I’ve never worn anything close to this,” Federer told GQ beforehand.
Designed by GQ (the magazine that recently voted him the most stylish man in the world), the embroidered crystal king cobra represents “business in the front, party in the back”, according to Federer.
“I appreciate craftsmanship and details—and here, we have a lot of details,” said Federer.
“I think it’s beautiful, especially inside with the floral lining. The cobra, I think, is going to be quite unexpected.”
It’s not the first time we’ve seen Federer make a bold fashion statement, bringing back his trademark white blazer at Wimbledon last year: