Following the controversy surrounding the ban of Serena William’s Nike catsuit, the tennis star has made fashion headlines once again. Proving that what she wears does not impact how she plays by taking out her first match in U.S Open while wearing a tutu.
The 23-time Grand-Slam winner’s outfit was a custom sports version of a tutu, designed specifically for Williams by Virgil Abloh for Nike. Also designed by Nike, the catsuit worn by Williams only a few weeks ago during the French Open was deemed disrespectful to the game of tennis by the President of the French Tennis Federation. The outfit was subsequently banned which has spurred a slew of public backlash. Williams has been praised for taking the controversy on the chin, making no public statements on the matter and continuing to play her own game, in her own style. The black one-shoulder dress with full tulle skirt is part of Abloh’s ‘Queen’ collection for Nike. A limited number of the dress will soon be available for purchase at select Nike locations in the US.