This year’s Met Gala theme–“Camp”–is all about embracing the unexpected and Serena Williams hit the red carpet in a canary yellow combo that did just that.
As co-chair for the night’s festivities, the 37-year old tennis star made a practical fashion choice in pairing her dramatic Versace gown with custom kicks by Off-White designer Virgil Abloh.
With hubby Alexis Ohanian in tow, the tennis pro revealed on the red carpet that it was actually Vogue editrix Anna Wintour who suggested she retire her heels.
This isn’t the first time Williams made waves in Versace at the Gala–in 2017 she debuted her baby bump while wearing a custom green look by the brand.
As founder of Off White, Abloh made history last year, becoming the first Black artistic director at Louis Vuitton.
Hats off to Serena for showing this brother some love at an event where designers of color are notoriously underrepresented.