WATCH: Federer played the final match of his illustrious career at the 2022 Laver Cup alongside longtime rival Rafael Nadal.


Roger Federer transcended the tennis world to become a style icon, and will cement that status as co-chair of the 2023 Met Gala alongside celebrities Michaela Coel, Penelope Cruz, Dua Lipa, and longtime friend Anna Wintour.

The editor-in-Chief of Vogue, Wintour became a fixture at Federer’s matches early in his career, considering herself a “groupie” in an op-ed written for Tennis Magazine in 2017. She was on hand for his emotional farewell to tennis last fall when he played a final Laver Cup match at London’s O2 Arena.

“I’ve spent nearly as much time with him at runway shows as I have sitting in his box at Arthur Ashe Stadium,” wrote Wintour, who met Federer for the first time in 2005.

“Over the years, he’s been my guest at Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Versace and Alexander McQueen. A decade ago, he and Mirka memorably joined me at Oscar de la Renta’s show on the Monday morning after Roger won his fourth US Open; the entire room, which is to say the entire fashion world, gave him a standing ovation.”

Wintour has long been credited with helping up Federer’s fashion game, earning him the title of GQ Magazine’s Most Stylish Man of the Decade in 2019.

"It’s not a question of who will be the next Roger Federer," Wintour concluded. "There is, and there will always ever be, just one."