Louis Vuitton Taps Tennis Star Carlos Alcaraz as Latest Ambassador

Carlos Alcaraz, the world’s top-ranked men’s tennis player, has been named Louis Vuitton’s newest ambassador, the brand announced Wednesday.

The 20-year-old Spaniard and US Open champion joins an increasing number of athletes signed by luxury brands to help broaden their appeal and boost sales among new audiences.

In May last year, Gucci tapped Manchester City footballer Jack Grealish for an ambassador role, while Burberry announced a deal with Korean footballer Son Heung-min the following month. Dior hired the French World Cup winner Kylian Mbappé as a global brand ambassador in 2021.

Louis Vuitton is no stranger itself to working with athletes, with Japanese-American tennis star Naomi Osaka as a house ambassador as of 2021. The brand also cast Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in a viral campaign ahead of last year’s World Cup in Qatar.

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