Tennis ace Serena Williams wants to design wedding dresses after she retires from the tennis court. The 21-time grand slam winner, who graced the cover of New York Magazine’s fashion issue that hit newsstands Monday, told the publication that she is interested in pursuing a career in fashion after retirement.
“That was my first real love, but then I was like, ‘Listen. I’m playing professional tennis. I’ll just do athleticwear” the 33-year-old said. According to the magazine, Williams is a master in couture gowns.
The highly anticipated fall fashion issue of the magazine has the Wimbledon champion posing in a form-fitting long black dress by Elizabeth and James at Bloomingdale’s, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The dress features long sleeves, high neck and thigh-high split, and shows off the athlete's curves. Williams accessorized with Leticia Linton earrings and rings by Jennifer Fisher Jewelry and Platt Boutique Jewelry.
In the cover photo, the diva’s long locks are tied in a ponytail. Her pale pink manicure is visible as she poses with her left hand behind her back while her right hand is on her left elbow.
In the inside spread, Williams can be seen with her little Yorkie, Chip. There is also a photo by Norman Jean Roy, where she does a split wearing a black bodysuit, designed by Baja East. The outfit features cut-out detailing on the stomach, revealing her toned midriff. It also has a V neckline and three-fourth sleeves.
In the shot, Williams' long hair is left loose with a side part. She accessorized with gold cuffs by Robert Lee Morris and Elsa Peretti for Tiffany & Co and rings from Platt Boutique Jewelry.
In the last picture, the tennis star can be seen in a black bodysuit by Wolford. In this picture, Williams accessorized with a necklace by Elsa Peretti for Tiffany & Co. while wearing a matching gold neckpiece and cuff in the form of a snake. Her rings are designed by VRAM and Platt Boutique Jewelry.
Williams, who was previously featured on two Vogue covers, is no stranger to fashion. She already has an athletic wear line for HSN, and has also made several remarkable appearances on the red carpet.