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Roland Garros 2019: Virgil Abloh imagines an outfit in homage to Serena Wil

After the FFT's sexist decision last year to ban Serena Williams' black jumpsuit on the court at Roland Garros, Virgil Abloh and Nike teamed up to imagine a super-woman cape to the athlete, flocked Ultra inspiring messages.
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Last August, Bernard Giudicelli , president of the French Tennis Federation, announced that the black jumpsuit worn by Serena Williams on the court at Roland Garros would no longer be accepted. A sexist decision, which did not fail to react the interested, and the whole planet. A year later, Virgil Abloh , artistic director of Off-White imagined an outfit in tribute to the champion, and his exceptional career.

In association with Nike , the designer unveils a flocked cape of messages directly echoing the different caps worn by the athlete. One can thus read the words: " Mother, Champion, Queen and Goddess ", all written in French. A ruffled skirt of the same messages also completes his outfit. " I love when fashion becomes a way to share a powerful message, and with Nike and Virgil, we've created pieces that inspire a new generation of athletes all over the world, " said Serena Williams .

In addition to this cloak, Virgil Abloh and Nike have also created a limited edition t-shirt and cap. Everything will be available on the Nike e-shop , as well as in the Champs-Elysees shop in Paris, when the champion will be on the court, today at 4:15 pm.

After having already answered the controversy of Roland-Garros wearing a tutu at the Us Open in 2018, with this cloak with an inspiring message, Serena Williams intends to silence all languages that have something to say about his outfit . After all, is she not primarily present on the court to play tennis and express her talent?

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