Serena Williams hits Vogue World runway at New York Fashion Week
From the courtroom to the catwalk.
Serena Williams opened the Vogue World runway present during New York Fashion Week Monday, wearing a metallic silver Balenciaga robe and matching floor-length cape.
She was joined by 4 “ball women” carrying white tennis outfits and holding rackets, as a recording of Williams’ memorable 2000 NBC interview performed within the background.
“I would like folks to recollect me because the woman who modified tennis or simply was capable of deliver one thing new to the sport,” she stated within the clip.
Her inclusion within the occasion is sensible, as Williams introduced she’s retiring from tennis to deal with her household in her cowl story for Vogue’s September challenge; she fronts the magazine in a powder blue Balenciaga robe, joined by daughter Olympia.
Whereas this wasn’t Williams’ first runway second — she made her debut within the Off-White fall 2022 present following designer Virgil Abloh’s unexpected death — she was joined by some fairly main names on the Vogue World catwalk.
Gigi Hadid and Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner, Emily Ratajkowski, Irina Shayk, Lila Moss, Helena Christensen, Shalom Harlow and Karlie Kloss all modeled alongside celebrities like Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltz, Mikhail Baryshnikov and Erykah Badu.
In the meantime, stars together with Kanye West, Lori Harvey, Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker, Keke Palmer, Doja Cat and Jared Leto watched from the entrance row.
Fashions wore new appears to be like from the autumn/winter 2022 collections of Balenciaga, Dior, Gucci, Valentino, Burberry, Coach, Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, Diesel, Banana Republic, Tory Burch, and lots of extra for the fashionable “avenue honest,” which additionally included collaborations between iconic New York eateries and famed manufacturers like Michael Kors x Katz Deli’s and Banana Republic x Magnolia Bakery.
To shut out the celebration, Lil Nas X carried out his hit tune “Business Child.”