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Serena Williams crowned fashion icon by CFDA: A first for athletes

Setting the Trend: Serena Williams' Iconic Fusion of Sport and Style

by Oluwatosin Racheal Alabi
Serena Williams

Serena Williams: From Grand Slams to Grand Style

Serena Williams, a titan in tennis, now triumphs in the fashion world, claiming the “Fashion Icon” award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA). At a glamorous New York ceremony, the industry celebrated her style, which has brilliantly merged sport with fashion.

Trailblazing Style: An Athlete Among Fashion Royalty

Williams now stands with fashion moguls like Beyonce, Zendaya, and Rihanna, as the CFDA’s first athlete honoree. Her style, as boundary-breaking as her tennis play, has set new fashion standards.

Fashion Endeavors: Williams’ Stylish Impact Beyond Tennis

At 42, Williams contemplates a tennis comeback while also thriving in fashion. She has made a mark with her line “S by Serena,” launched in 2018, showcasing her distinctive fashion sense.

Empowering Designs: Williams’ Vision for ‘S by Serena’

Balancing fashion school and tennis, Williams vocalizes her line’s mission to empower a broad spectrum of women, celebrating their diverse achievements and aspirations.

A Tribute to Her Muse: Williams Credits Her Mother

In her heartfelt speech, Williams acknowledged her mother’s influence on her creativity, tracing her passion for fashion back to her childhood.

A Legacy Beyond the Court

Even as she evolves from tennis, Williams’ influence flourishes, with the CFDA award solidifying her role as a vanguard of individuality and self-expression in style.

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