The Council of Fashion Designers of America formally recognized tennis legend Serena Williams as a fashion icon, creating a historic moment for the fashion capital of the world, New York City.
Serena Williams was the first athlete to receive this desired recognition, and it was given to her at a glamorous ceremony at the American Museum of Natural History. It was a momentous occasion in both sports and fashion.
The 23-time Grand Slam singles champion is an imposing figure in the world of tennis, but many people may not be aware of her strength in the fashion industry as well.
Williams shared in her acceptance speech how much she loved fashion and how she used it to set herself apart. She said: “I explored fashion and style as a way to distinguish myself. In many ways, for me, the tennis courts became my runway.”
Williams attracted attention on the red carpet with her stunning custom black sequin dress, designed by CFDA Chairman Thom Browne. Her outfit was totally amazing and suitable for the event.
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