No catsuit? No problem. How about a tutu?
Back in May, tennis champion and new mom Serena Williams donned a black Nike catsuit with a red waistband for her match against Kristyna Pliskova at the 2018 French Open. Not only did Williams win that match, but she also won in the fashion department as well! News outlets were all abuzz about Williams' comeback after having a baby girl in September and about her "Wakanda" inspired attire.
Directly after the match, Williams told Sports Illustrator, "All the moms out there that had a tough pregnancy and have to come back and try to be fierce, in a middle of everything, that’s what this represents. You can’t beat a catsuit, right?" In the following interview Williams, who has had multiple health scares in the past, mentioned one of the main reasons behind wearing the compression catsuit was to prevent a blood clot from forming.
Although the majority of the masses enjoyed Williams' superhero, look there was one individual who wasn't a fan, French Tennis Federation president Bernard Giudicelli. He banned Williams from wearing the black catsuit to next year's French Open stating "it will no longer be accepted" and "one must respect the game and the place.” How did the tennis superstar respond? She simply brushed off the ban and commented: "everything is fine... when it comes to fashion you don’t want to be repeat offender".
Everyone believed that to be the end, but Serena had one more trick up her sleeve. For her triumphant return to the US Open, Williams' wore a ballerina-inspired dress from Virgil Abloh's Off-White x Nike Queen collection. She completed the look with a pair of sparkling silver sneakers that are also part of the collection.
The limited edition collection will be available September 2018.