Emma Raducanu rubs shoulders with A-list celebrities at the Met Gala in New York

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Watch: Met Gala 2021: Emma Raducanu appears alongside A-list stars

US Open champion Emma Raducanu rubbed shoulders with some of the biggest names in fashion and the celebrity world after scoring an invite to the Met Gala.

The 18-year-old won her first major tournament on Saturday and 48 hours later found herself on a carpet with A-list stars at one of the year’s most exclusive events.

In a sign of her new-found superstardom, Raducanu joined the likes of Kim Kardashian West, Jennifer Lopez and Billie Eilish at the Met Gala, the annual soiree raising funds for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute.

She wore a black-and-white Chanel ensemble at the event in New York City nine miles from Flushing Meadows where she won the US Open.

Raducanu, who was sitting her A Levels little more than three months ago, also had pearl body jewellery to complement her outfit.

The Met Gala invitation was just the latest piece of recognition for the teenager’s stunning on-court success.

Stars descended upon the famous Met steps wearing bold and eccentric outfits on Monday night.

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Dressed like an old Hollywood star, Billie Eilish, 19, arrived wearing a bespoke Oscar de la Renta tulle corset gown with Marilyn Monroe inspired hair.

Grimes, 33, was dressed in an otherworldly, off-white sheer gown with zig zag accents and a metallic face mask, resting a silver sword over her shoulder.

Meanwhile Kim Kardashian West, 40, raised eyebrows at the event by wearing a full face covering.

Grimes arrives  for the 2021 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York (AFP via Getty Images)
Grimes arrives for the 2021 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York (AFP via Getty Images)

The reality TV star and cosmetics entrepreneur, who is no stranger to a striking outfit, continued her recent fashion trend with a garment from luxury fashion house Balenciaga.

Brooklyn Beckham, 22, matched fiancée Nicola Peltz, 26, as she worked the room wearing Valentino FW21.

The couple put on a romantic display, with the son of David and Victoria Beckham cutting an incredibly debonair figure as he was captured lifting the actress’s dazzling pink dress.

Kim Kardashian arrives for the 2021 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (AFP via Getty Images)
Kim Kardashian arrives for the 2021 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (AFP via Getty Images)

Raducanu said she would frame the letter of congratulations sent to her from the Queen following her US Open triumph, sealed with her victory in the final over another teen, Canadian Leylah Fernandez.

The personal message to Raducanu from the Queen, which was posted on the Royal Family website, read: “I send my congratulations to you on your success in winning the United States Open Tennis Championships.

“It is a remarkable achievement at such a young age, and is testament to your hard work and dedication.

“I have no doubt your outstanding performance, and that of your opponent Leylah Fernandez, will inspire the next generation of tennis players.

“I send my warmest good wishes to you and your many supporters.”

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