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Serena Williams Rode Up to the Met Gala in a Lincoln Continental Coach Door Edition

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Serena Williams in a Lincoln Continental Coach Door Edition Met Gala
Serena Williams arrives at the 2019 Met Gala in a suicide-door Lincoln Continental
Photo: Scott Schuman/The Sartorialist via Lincoln Motor Company

This month, the cream of the crop in terms of fashion, style, entertainment, and culture — and, sure, more than enough obnoxious influencer-types with no palpable talent beyond appearing on social media platforms in some form or fashion — descended upon New York for the 2019 Met Gala. Of everyone who stomped down the red carpet, Met Gala co-chair and all-galaxy tennis champion Serena Williams made one of the boldest impressions with a yellow get-up by Atelier Versace — which amply covered her sweet highlighter neon Air Force Ones.

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But her presence was felt before she stepped that first Nike out of her ride because of her choice of chariot. Williams rolled up in a 80th Anniversary Lincoln Continental Coach Door Edition, which brings back the beloved suicide doors for the 10th-generation Continental.

Given the overarching idea of exclusivity at the Met Gala, the Coach Door Edition was a natural choice. Lincoln is limiting production of the suicide-door Continental to just 160 units — 80 for 2019 and 80 for 2020 — and despite its $110,000 price tag, the 2019 allotment sold out in just 48 hours.

The pairing was all the more potent given Williams’ standing as a Lincoln brand ambassador who has starred in several ads promoting the new Lincoln Navigator. In addition to Lincoln brand ambassador Matthew McConaughey, who was recently featured in a spot for the 2019 Nautilus, Williams joins a long line of famous names associated with Lincoln vehicles, including Marylin Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Elvis Presley, and Pablo Picasso.

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