Serena Williams French Open surprise. Once again, the longtime vegan queen surprises the French Open public, but this time in a different way. It all started last year when the French Open organisers banned the star’s choice for a catsuit.
At the time, Bernard Giudicelli criticised Serena Williams Open French 2018 outfit. The French Open President reminded the media and the players the strict dress code expected at tennis tournaments of such magnitude:
“Tennis players should choose outfits that respect the game and the place,” he stated.
Giudicelli’s statement caused huge controversy and media backlash since Serena Willians French Open ‘catsuit’ was designed to help the athlete with blood clots problems that affected her, following the birth of her daughter.
“I feel like a warrior in it, like a warrior princess kind of. A queen from Wakanda. I feel like a superhero when I wear it,” the star tweeted about how the catsuit empowered her.
Learning from last year’s experience, and wanting to make a visual rather than spoken statement of how she felt towards the banning of her catsuit, Serena’s choice for the 2019 edition of the French Open is all about women empowerment!
To criticise but also please the event organisers, this year’s Serena Williams Open French outfit consists of a mesmerising black-and-white crop top and a mesh bodysuit underneath.
The star’s unique outfit is further completed with a tennis-style miniskirt and a cape shaped zip-up jacket, all designed by Virgil Abloh in collaboration with Nike.
For those of you new to the world of fashion, Abloh is the founder of ‘Off-White’, a high-end streetwear brand, a creation that thrust him into the position of Artistic Director of LVMH Menswear.
Abloh’s creative style is reflected in the empowering worlds printed on Serena’s outfit. Written in French, the words translate as ‘MOTHER’, ‘CHAMPION’, ‘QUEEN’, and ‘GODDESS’.
Serena Williams Open French outfit made waves on social media when the star shared it on her on Instagram with Virgil Abloh, and some of the comments read:
“Our vegan queen won’t stay silent!”
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Indeed she won’t, and we can’t wait to see what surprises she’s got for us next time.
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