Serena Williams Wore Neon Nikes to the 2019 Met Gala

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Serena Williams arrived at the 2019 Met Gala wearing a bright Versace yellow gown with hot pink leaves. The over-the-top look, which featured statement shoulders, silver and pink jewelry, and neon Nike sneakers, fit the night’s theme “Camp: Notes on Fashion.”

The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion - Arrivals

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The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion - Arrivals

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Williams is one of the co-chairs at this year’s Met Gala, along with Anna Wintour, Lady Gaga, Harry Styles, and Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele. In the past, co-chairs have included everyone from Rihanna to Taylor Swift.

The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion - Arrivals

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The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion - Arrivals

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In a piece on the year’s co-chairs, Brooke Boob wrote for Vogue that Williams’ personal style fits the theme for the night based on the looks she chosen to wear on the tennis court: “Williams’s contribution to the subject might be a bit tougher to define, though one can argue that her disruptive, ultrafeminine style on the court—tutus, bodysuits, and loads of color—is a camp-ish reaction to the stiff, monochromatic, and traditionally conservative world of tennis.”

In the past, Williams wore a catsuit during one of her games, which was intended to be fun but also help keep her blood circulation going as she’s dealt with blood clots in the past. At the time, she dedicated the look to “all the moms out there who had a tough recovery from pregnancy.”

In 2017, Williams debuted her baby bump at the Met Gala while wearing an emerald green halter dress. Her baby, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., was born that September.

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