Serena Williams Had a Fashion Emergency During Date Night with Husband Alexis Ohanian

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Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian dedicated their latest date night to a worthy cause, as they attended a charity benefit for Robin Hood NYC, an organization devoted to fighting poverty in New York City.

Unsurprisingly, Williams looked stunning for the event, rocking an asymmetrical Gilda dress in black from Alamour the Label with a line of silver strands dangling from the hem. She turned to stylist Kesha McLeod to help construct the 'fit, while Alexander Armand did her hair and Farzana Zaman applied her makeup.

“Last night @alexisohanian was co chair of the @robinhoodnyc. Was so fun to be his date,” Williams said in the caption of a photo she shared from the event. “So happy you co-chaired such a inspiring night....The story continues....”

Williams offered more details on her outfit in her Instagram story, where she showed off her bling, including a watch from Audemars Piguet and two rings from the Serena Williams jewelry collection that said “loved” and “great.”

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Serena Williams/Instagram

However, while the pair looked flawless throughout the evening, Williams revealed this morning that their night started off with a small fashion emergency.

Apparently, on the way to the event, Williams had a rough encounter with an escalator (and the escalator ultimately won). She detailed the story on her TikTok, where she showed herself getting ready and wrote: “How it started...” But then, she followed this up with a video of her black Amina Muaddi crystal-embellished pumps getting stuck in an escalator, and wrote, “...How it ended.” She then added a laughing emoji and said, “Next time it's Nikes for me.”

The tennis pro shared this TikTok to her Instagram story, followed by a photo of her and Ohanian from later in the evening, where she is now wearing a pair of sneakers. “When your heels get stuck in the escalator...” she joked. “Never leave home without my Serena design crew @Nikes.”

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Serena Williams/Instagram

At least the sneakers had to be way more comfortable.

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