Serena Williams ditches catsuit for ‘Tutu’ dress
Just days after being criticised for wearing a tight black catsuit, Serena Williams made her return to the US Open in style.
The former World number one came to the French open rocking a lifesaving body compression catsuit – one which the French Tennis Federation banned citing indecency and ‘respect’ for the tournament.
“I think that sometimes we've gone too far. We will no longer be accepted. One must respect the game and the place," said French Open President Bernard Giudicelli.
She laughed off the ban and assured her fans that everything was going to be alright. “Everything's fine, guys. When it comes to fashion, you don't want to be a repeat offender. So it'll be a while before this even has to come up again,” she said.
At the US Open she went all out.
She donned a black dress designed by Off-White, Loius Vuitton menswear designer Virgil Abloh and Nike.
The dress (black), which is commonly referred to as a ‘Tutu’ is part of Abloh’s new collection (Off-White x Nike) inspired by her – with the name QUEEN.
“With Serena, we have one of our generation’s most powerful, inspiring athletes as the muse, I was trying to embody her spirit and bring something compelling and fresh to tennis,” said Abloh in a statement.
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