Serena Williams Stuns in Virgil Abloh Mesh Dress on the Paris Fashion Week Runway

Serena Williams is showcasing her modeling skills during Paris Fashion Week.

The Grand Slam champion modeled a piece designed by her dear friend and Off-White founder, Virgil Abloh. The tennis player honored the late fashion designer and wore the latest ensemble from the new Off-White Womenswear fall/winter collection.

While walking the runway, Williams wore a purple sheer dress with a long-sleeve sheer top and pants underneath. She rocked a bold makeup look, with a dark magenta matte lip with a white line drawn down the middle. The athlete accessorized the look with dangling, pearl earrings.

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Several celebrities like Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Gigi Hadid and more gathered to honor the designer, who passed away last November after a two-year battle with a rare cancer.

Shortly after the event, Williams shared a BTS photo from the fashion show. She was joined by Crawford and her daughter Kaia Jordan Gerber.

The Olympics gold medalist dedicated the post to her late friend, writing, “I had an unbelievable time walking in the @off____white show … Virgil meant so much to me, and to walk in a collection that he was still a part of was something I could not miss. Thank you for the opportunity. I am so grateful to show love to my friend.”

In the past, Abloh candidly talked about how Williams was his muse. Back in 2018, the tennis athlete inspired the designer’s first Nike collection. The collection was called “Queen” and the line featured her famous tutu skirt and the famous Off-White text. (Williams wore numerous dresses to the U.S Open in 2018.)

Such a thoughtful way to honor a dear friend, Serena.

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