Discussion in 'Black Sports' started by jamesfrmphilly, May 29, 2010.
eat your heart out badu......
In the Spirit of Sankofa and Real Truth!
venus shows her butte...for real
jamesfrmphilly, but did she win, lol...I certainly hope so after all that
it's embarrassing to me
i don't know. i turned away. i will no longer watch her or her sister.
was it all that bad as it seem and don't she have on something like biker shorts
don't she have the rites to play loose and free or is she a big loser to her people ?
Is that butt we see or a soft layer of clothing she wear !
her own idea of flesh colored under garments. the idea is the appearance of nakedness.
excerpted from this link on the page that jfp provided.
Williams wore a lace corset with flesh-colored shorts underneath, and some believe her attire was inappropriate. A New York Daily News writer wrote that Williams showed a "blatant disregard for traditional tennis attire." A blogger said she looked like she was "dressed for some late night party." An overseas publication referred to Williams' clothing as a "negligee."
It's the exact reaction Williams wanted.
"It's really all about the illusion," Williams told reporters. "What's the point of wearing lace when there's just black under? The illusion of just having bare skin is definitely, for me, a lot more beautiful."
another excerpt from the same page:
Venus Williams' corsetlike outfit -- reminiscent of a 19th-century Parisian cancan chorus costume -- intrigued fashion insiders.
"Seeing a tennis woman of Venus' caliber dolled up in lace and resembling more of a figure skater will hopefully revive the industry at a time when French lace makers are going out of business one after the other," said Isabelle Tartier, director of Paris-based Frank Sorbier, one of the few fashion houses that still uses lace.
Marcellous L. Jones, editor of Fashion Insider.com magazine, said she looked "sublime."
"Her mix of cancan and pompom girl look brought cheer and entertainment to a tournament that has become dully predictable. I think it's great publicity for Roland Garros and great for the female tennis players who have become sidelined by the men," he said.
For designer Frank Sorbier, female tennis fashion has always been about breaking the rules.
"When French tennis champion Suzanne Lenglen started playing in the 1920s, she was the first to invent a new style of dressing, which insisted upon wearing short skirts and exposing the player's bare arms. The aim was to liberate the body and leave it free to move," Sorbier said.
The tribute was fitting: Williams wore her flouncy lace skirt in a match on the Suzanne Lenglen Court.
-- Associated Press
Venus Williams' French Open outfit on Sunday generated more talk than her play on the court.
Williams sported a black dress with bright red trim over skin-tone underwear. The black overlay material of the dress made it appear to be see-through (it was not) and resembled a corset more than a tennis outfit. Her underwear often gave the illusion that she was bottomless (she definitely was not)
She did win both sets of that match too...........all an illusion and how people will react was her goal and it worked .
I think the money has went to their heads or something.
I mean they've done so well in the sport, made it to the top. And they are both so pretty. In my opinion, there was no need to turn the sport into a fashion show in which they keep changing styles to promote messages.
They are in a sport. I realize that other sports people have done 'off the wall' promotions too but again, I don't think it is necessary when you make it to the top of your game. As black/african american women we had to come a long ways already as it is. in this country we've had to come from being exhibited on platforms completely nude for use and sex exploitation for hundreds of years to fighting for equality in other ways, on the job, education...and this new trend is just a conflict...which will end badly, in my opinion. People don't forget history like some of us would think.
we still have to endure hundreds of years old 4th of July celebrations and etc. and I tell you, this new trend is going to be used to coincide with history. Rich people are so self absorbed and self-centered.
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