From court to catwalk.
Serena Williams opened the runway show for Vogue World during New York Fashion Week on Monday.
As a recording of Williams’ memorable 2000 NBC interview played in the background, she was joined by four “ball girls” dressed in white tennis outfits and carrying rackets.
“I want people to remember me as the girl who changed tennis or who was able to bring something new to the game,” she said in the clip.
It makes sense for her to be at the event, as Williams announced in the cover story of Vogue’s September issue that she’s retiring from tennis to focus on her family. Standing in front of the magazine in a blue Balenciaga gown.
This wasn’t Williams’ first runway moment, but she made her debut at Off-White’s Fall 2022 show following the unexpected death of designer Virgil Abloh.
Gigi Hadid and Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner, Emily Ratajkowski, Irina Shayk, Lila Moss, Helena Christensen, Shalom Harlow, Karlie Kloss, Brooklyn Beckham, Nicola Peltz, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Erica・She modeled alongside celebrities such as Badu.
Meanwhile, stars like Kanye West, Lori Harvey, Kourtney Kardashian, Travis Barker, Keke Palmer, Doja Cat, and Jared Leto watched from the front row.
Models attend a stylish ‘street fair’ wearing new looks from the Fall/Winter 2022 collections of Balenciaga, Dior, Gucci, Valentino, Burberry, Coach, Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, Diesel, Banana Republic, Tory Burch and more. Did. It also included collaborations with iconic New York eateries and well-known brands such as Michael Kors x Katz Deli’s and Banana Republic x Magnolia Bakery.
To cap off the celebration, Lil Nas X performed their hit “Industry Baby.”