Serena and Venus Williams spent the weekend serving up sport couture in Paris, as they walked the runway at Vogue World.

The fashion show, which debuted in 2022 as a brainchild of longtime Vogue editor and tennis fan Anna Wintour, is an event that *The New York Times* describes as "a cousin" to the glitzy, star-studded Met Gala. This year's theme blended a sport with a decade in French fashion, as a centennial celebration for both the 1924 and upcoming Paris Olympics, and the sisters' pairing with the 2000s was a particularly fitting collaboration.

Venus Williams walked the runway in front of hundreds gathered at the Paris Vendôme in a custom dress by French designer Marine Serre, who, as a former junior tennis player, dubbed it a "heartfelt tribute to [her] sporting roots," made from recycled tennis bags.

“I’ve always had a love for fashion and throughout my tennis career, that affinity grew even more,” Venus Williams told Vogue. “I truly believe that in order to perform your best, you need to feel your best; before a match, I always think [about] how I’ll feel in the clothes I wear, how I’ll move in them, how they’ll support me, et cetera. What you wear is so important in tennis.”


Serena Williams, meanwhile, donned a custom gown designed by Ib Kamara of her beloved Off White fashion house, made of two fabrics: a striking robin's egg blue sport jersey top and silk georgette skirt.

The graphics on the dress were a mix of Off-White codes and the 23-time Grand Slam champion's former on-court looks, per Vogue, with "Queen of Queens" printed on the dress’s white paneling.

“Every time I get to work with my sister it’s always the best.” Venus Williams added. “I’ve been so lucky to have her by my side for the most special moments throughout my career.”

Tennis was well-represented off the catwalk, too. Casper Ruud and his girlfriend of six years, Maria Galligani, were also in attendance, as was Maria Sharapova.

Per *Vogue Scandinavia*, Ruud wore a blue-gray suit from Dior Men’s pre-fall 2024 collection for the event--a fitting choice following the recent announcement that he'll serve as an ambassador for the fashion house ahead of the Olympics. Galligani wore a white and gold silk number from Zimmerman’s spring/summer 2024 collection.


The name's Ruud, Casper Ruud.

The name's Ruud, Casper Ruud.

Sharapova, meanwhile, wore a cream-colored Schiaparelli suit with gold accents at the cuffs and collar, and paired the outfit with striking berry-hued lipstick.


"Paris holds so many special memories for me and this experience was another one for the books," Sharapova wrote on Instagram.