(photo provided by Nike)
TSF was on hand at tonight’s unveiling of Maria Sharapova‘s 2007 U.S. Open dress. The event, held at the Top of the Rock, opened with an exhibit of Maria’s past fashion hits, including her 2004 Wimbledon whites (with that awesome slit), her 2006 U.S. Open dress (the Breakfast at Tiffany’s ensemble), and her pink tutu get-up from the 2006 French Open.
The dresses: Maria then came out and introduced her two Nike looks for this year’s Open, both “inspired by New York”. The day dress has an abstracted image of the City’s skyline in black and white to create a negative-print effect. The night dress, in red (coral, really), features the same skyline pattern but illustrated with 600 Swarovski crystals. (It’s the first red dress Maria’s worn as a pro.)
A techie innovation: There’s NO SEWING on the dress at all; all the pieces of Dri-fit fabric are bonded together for minimal abrasion and maximum comfort.
Shoes: She’ll wear white Nike sneakers with red soles to match the red of the dress. Black tongues on the shoes will complement her day outfit.
So, what do you think of the dress? Tell us!
Let’s not forget the purse: Masha will walk onto the courts at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center carrying her belongings in a six-racquet bag from her eponymous limited edition collection by Prince. The bag’s exterior is made with patent leather and detailed with fuschia-colored velour.
The Tour bag (which holds six racquets) will retail at $70.00, while the three-racquet bag will go for $50.00. Both will go on sale on November 1. (via OTB)