Vogue’s September cover star Serena Williams breaks down her life in appearances for the magazine’s recurring video series. After announcing his retirement, he took a satirical trip down memory lane discussing his most controversial, memorable, and celebrated tennis outfits of all time.
Standout looks include the full-length catsuit she was banned from wearing at the 2018 French Open. She chose to wear the bodysuit for medical reasons because of its compression ability to help with blood clotting. Williams, 40, also opened up about the denim miniskirt she wore to the 2004 US Open to debut her partnership with Nike. The skirt was a tribute to fellow tennis legend Andre Agassi, who competed in Nike jorts in 1988.
In the 17-minute video, the designer also discusses past Vogue covers and features she shot with famed photographer Annie Lebovitz. She once wore Versace for one such photo shoot with sister Venus, Carolina Herrera, and daughter Olympia for her first appearance in the publication.
We get another glimpse of her caped Alexander McQueen wedding dress and her look for the Met Gala, designed by Versace, Gucci and her good friend, the late Virgil Abloh, whom she says she adores.
Williams also offers little-known tidbits about her royal-wedding look and the braids she wore as part of her experience designing her own fashion line.
Ahead, see some of Williams’ most memorable tennis outfits and read her quotes about how her team of stylists brought the ensembles to life.