Serena Williams: 'I went to fashion school back in the early 2000s'


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Serena Williams: 'I went to fashion school back in the early 2000s'

Serena Williams is always very active when it comes to fashion. The American player spoke about her passion in an interview to Essence. "I went to fashion school back in the early 2000s. This didn’t just pop up for me.

It’s something I’ve literally been doing and designing for my whole life," said Serena. "I just needed to do it on my own. Because when you invest in yourself, it helps your confidence, and you’ll know forever that whether you make it or not, you stepped up to the plate.

That’s what I’ve done my whole career. Not everyone believed in me in the beginning, but I stepped up to the plate, and it’s been working out. "My clothes represent women everywhere—indomitable mothers, daughters and sisters; resilient businesswomen and entrepreneurs; outsiders and underdogs; little girls with crazy dreams and unflinching women of color", continued Williams, who gave birth to a daughter called Olympia in September 2017.

"The thing is, during my pregnancy, I always made sure I was dressed up, or I wore heels and it would kill me. But I would just wear the heels and then I would take them off at the restaurant or wherever we would go. Then I'd put them back on.

I had to be fabulous. There's even a picture of the day before I had the baby. We went out to eat and I had on my blue outfit and I was like, I'm going to try to be stylish this whole pregnancy. "I tried, but afterward, it was a little bit of a letdown, definitely more so than during. We deserve a letdown, but we also deserve an upgrade."