Serena Williams is a tennis legend, mother of two, and soon-to-be fashion icon!
It was announced on October 11 that the 23-time tennis Grand Slam champion will become the first athlete to receive the CFDA Fashion Icon Award.
The honor has previously been awarded to Lenny Kravitz, Pharrell Williams, Zendaya, Naomi Campbell and Rihanna.
In a statement about the award, Williams said: “Ever since I was a little girl, I have used fashion as an outlet to express myself. “Learning my own style and letting it change as my life evolves , which made me very interesting. “
She continued, “I have always stood for one thing – fashion is for everyone, no matter your body type, race or income. “I am extremely honored to receive the prestigious Fashion Icon Award from the CFDA, an organization I have long admired. work and became one of the fashion icons I have always looked up to. ”
When news of Williams’ impending milestone hit The Neighborhood Talk’s Instagram page, many fans expressed their confusion that the tennis player didn’t make many memorable fashion statements.
“Who’s on the committee? This isn’t a shade against her; it’s an insult. She’s a legend in so many other ways. But fashion? Not…”
“Maybe there’s some confusion…”
“I love her, don’t get me wrong, but I never noticed what she was wearing in my life, I thought it was Nike or Adidas.”
“Maybe they’re talking about her tennis outfit? Look y’all talking about the greatest tennis player of all time.”
“She is definitely not fashionable! Yes, she is a rich black woman, but fashion is not what everyone likes! Build a world.”
For those wondering, the 42-year-old has had his own outfit since 2018, S Serena. The brand celebrates women who “break boundaries, boundaries and convention.”
The awards ceremony, hosted by Amazon, is scheduled to be held on November 6, 2023 at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, with actress Sarah Jessica Parker as host.