"When I was thinking about outfits for Serena, I was thinking about her playing the game and her aesthetic while she is". She went on, "My whole team is basically French, so, yeah, we have a wonderful relationship".
'Olympia doesn't celebrate birthdays, ' said Williams matter-of-factly. He described tennis as "an aggressive and powerful game" but one that also has "touch and finesse", characteristics he attributes to Williams too, and which he is incorporating in the designs.
The form-fitting ensemble was created to help circulation and avoid blood clots, which Williams explained she has been experiencing for 12 months before the grand slam at the Roland-Garros press conference.
Tonight, as Williams makes her return to the US Open, she says she is more charged than ever.
She once revealed: "I have been wearing trousers in general a lot when I play, so I can keep the blood circulation going".
"When it comes to fashion, you don't want to be a repeat offender", Williams said, adding that she'd found "other methods" - namely compression tights - to combat blood clots.
When Williams stepped out in a skin-tight black catsuit at this year's French Open in 2017, it sparked both outrage and praise among fans across social media. It really embodies what I always say: that you can be strong and handsome at the same time'. It will be a collaboration between the tennis superstar, her sponsor Nike and Abloh, Louis Vuitton's first black artistic director for men's wear.
On Friday, he's instituted a stricter dress code for the French Open because he doesn't want to see the U.S. tennis star in a cat suit on his court.
"We are going to ask the manufacturers to let us know what is coming".
"If anything, I have more fire in my belly", she said. Williams made the final but lost to Angelique Kerber of Germany.
She next faces Germany's Carina Witthoeft, with a possible third-round clash with 16th-seeded sister Venus in the offing.
"I get along very well with him and Roland Garros in general", she admitted. "I feel like a superhero when I wear it". "I've been feeling really good in practice and I'm training so hard".