Serena Williams recently reacted to renowned Italian fashion designer Donatella Versace, praising her and the other “iconic women of Versace” for appearing on the cover of British Vogue’s special edition.
In the latest issue of British Vogue, under the editorship of Edward Enninful, the outgoing editor-in-chief, a notable tribute was paid to 40 influential women with whom he has worked.
The cover brought together a constellation of actors, supermodels, singers and Hollywood personalities, including Dua Lipa, Kate Moss, Selma Blair, Simone Ashley, Precious Lee, Christy Turlington, Maya Jama and Serena Williams.
In light of British Vogue’s current cover issue, Donatella Versace took to social media to share a series of photos of some of the influential women who have graced the cover and adorned Versace designs in the past. Among these photos was the cover itself.
Donatella expressed her admiration for the “amazing” looks of Serena Williams, actress Simone Ashley and model Precious Lee. The 68-year-old also congratulated Edward Enninful on his “stellar career” as editor-in-chief of British Vogue.
“So proud to see such iconic Versace women on this historic cover @britishvogue! @serenawilliams @simoneashley @preciousleexoxo you all look amazing ✨ Congratulations @edward_enninful on a stellar career as editor-in-chief. You have a lot going on “I will be proud and I have a lot to look forward to!! I love you xxxx,” Versace captioned his Instagram post.
Reacting to the same, Williams’ champion took to social media and re-shared Versace’s post, specifically the photo in which she appears with American actress Selma Blair.
“😘 😘,” Williams captioned her Instagram Story.
Serena Williams previously wore Versace dresses to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding in 2018, the Oscars after-party in 2022, and the Critics Choice Awards in the same year.
“Serena Williams has always pushed the boundaries”: Ayan Broomfield, Frances Tiafoe’s girlfriend, talks about the tennis legend’s fashion sense
Serena Williams has long been recognized for her impeccable fashion sense, constantly pushing the boundaries of style both on and off the tennis court.
From her unforgettable catsuit at the 2018 French Open to the daring combination of a short denim skirt and knee-length black leggings at the 2004 US Open, an asymmetrical cut jumpsuit she wore at the Australian Open 2021, Williams has never shied away from making bold fashion statements. He even attracted attention by donning a white trench coat during warm-ups at the 2008 Wimbledon Championships.
Speaking to Harper’s Bazaar Australia at the 2024 Australian Open, Frances Tiafoe’s girlfriend Ayan Broomfield spoke about the 23-time Grand Slam’s significant fashion influence.
Broomfield expressed that Williams “broke the glass ceiling” with her iconic style, and also spoke about how Williams has left an indelible mark on the world of women’s tennis fashion.
“In my opinion, Serena Williams has had a huge impact on women’s tennis fashion, breaking the glass ceiling with her iconic looks. Whether it’s the beads in her hair, her catsuits, or her incorporation of street style with denim and leather. She has always pushed the boundaries and I think she has set the standard for tennis attire,” Broomfield said.