Venus Williams graduated in fashion design from The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale and has her own EleVen clothing line which she herself wears on the tennis courts. Let’s see what our seven-time Grand Slam champion designed for the 2008 tennis season.
Here’s a short note: Venus Williams was switching back and forth with her outfits throughout the year and it gave me a hard time in compiling this retrospection. For example, at the US Open she wore the black dress she later sported at the Sony Ericsson Championships in Doha. However, I worked a lot to make this retrospection as precise as possible.
At 2008 Roland Garros Venus sported two outfits, and the second one, without sleeves she also wore for the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour’s "Looking for a Hero" campaign.
My favorites are both Stuttgart dresses, because of intensive colors, and the US Open one. The Roland Garros outfits are also very authentic.
Which Venus’ design do you favor?
This year Venus Williams was so elegant on court that she even wore high heels! Well, for a magazine photo shoot. Venus and her sister Serena dressed up for the November issue of Harper’s Bazaar magazine. I featured those pictures just for fun, and because they are cool.
You may want to check out our already featured overviews of Ana Ivanovic's 2008 adidas outfits (available even in video form!), as well as those of Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova and Maria Kirilenko.
Stay tuned! More retrospections to come soon! (photos: Tennis Channel, James Rainsford, pigmediacraft, coockoo, travelpod, monmonch, usatoday, David Nunn, Arijit Basak, WTA Hotties, brtsergio, Black Tennis Pros, Porsche Tennis Grand Prix)