Serena Williams has five minutes to talk to me on the phone before she has to board a plane. A few hours earlier, she was sitting in the front row during the Michael Kors show after making an appearance Good morning America. It’s been a busy day on top of a busy week on top of a busy month of oh, you know, retiring from tennis, and yet Williams hasn’t slowed down either.
Regarding how her New York Fashion Week went, Williams told me: “She’s been very busy. This year will always be special because this is the year I announced that I wasn’t going to play tennis. , there were also so many great shows, Sure. “
On the day of the Michael Kors show, Williams got up at six in the morning to shoot GMA, but what kept her going was thinking about the dress she would wear to sit in the front row. “I just wanted to pick the perfect dress. I was thinking Michael Kors will be truly classy. She has really striking silhouettes, so I wanted to make sure I had a similar look to get ready for the show. ”Normally it takes her“ two minutes ”to get ready, but fashion week makes her spend at least an hour and a half putting on her make-up and hair.
Williams’ look was a bright pink suit worn with an embellished pink top and silver strappy heels. She was attracted to the color: “I liked it a lot because pink is my favorite color. I also love the fabric. It was heavy fabric, so it had structure but had some sagging. Sometimes when you have a fabric that gives way without structure, it just doesn’t work. This worked from head to toe. “
While most show-goers prioritize having their photograph taken outside, Williams is more concerned with feeling good while watching the actual show. “Being comfortable is very important, but not at the top of anyone’s list [during fashion week]. Michael Kors was one of the few shows I went to where I felt really comfortable. He said the look was the most comfortable he wore all week and further kept things simple by forgoing a bag altogether. “I just brought my phone to take pictures to post.”
She made sure to photograph a specific dress during the show that reminded her of the very first Michael Kors piece she had fallen in love with. “I love that color he uses, it’s a light brown gold. It almost sparkles, and I know I have a piece like that, which has always been my favorite. When I saw him walk the runway, in that similar color, these memories of my dress came back to mind in that way. It’s such a strong evergreen fabric that it’s so gorgeous and so shiny, but at the same time it puts it into these truly striking classic silhouettes.
Her favorite runway look, however, was that of Bella Hadid. “I loved her latest black dress with her center drop. I thought it was really that amazing. Honestly, each piece was simply stunning! “She was also a fan of the show’s casting:” I loved the way they incorporated more curvy models. I thought it was really cool. I always like to see curvy models on the runway. “
The show was the latest in a really busy schedule and has only one tip for anyone trying to survive Fashion Week in one piece. “Be confident. You know there will be cameras when you get out of that car, so smile and be confident. ”And that’s why she’s the GOAT, of tennis and now NYFW.
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