Supermodel Gigi Hadid was cheering on her pal Serena Williams at the US Open on Wednesday night. (Williams needed the support after a shocking first-set loss to teenager Caty McNally before eventually winning the match.)
Hadid was seen yelling, “Go Serena!” in the stands, and posted on Instagram, “Only my queen [Williams] can have me this wired at midnight.”
Along with Hadid, there was a fashion-heavy crowd at the Open before New York Fashion Week kicks off — and the players’ on-the-court duds were as buzzed about as the games. Williams arrived on center court with a flowing black kimono-cape-robe number over her tennis outfit, which had one fashion maven excitedly exclaiming, “Where’s her wand?” Novak Djokovic showed off the tasteful Lacoste collection he collaborated on, with a polo shirt that “evokes the vibrations of water.” Lacoste’s suite was filled with editors from Esquire, WWD, Town & Country, Out and Men’s Health.
But perhaps the most talked-about threads (not necessarily for all the right reasons) were worn by Djokovic’s upstart Argentine opponent, Juan Ignacio Londero — whose collarless black shirt was decorated with a gold skull and stars. It was paired with black shorts that had wide gold circus-tent stripes. One fashion insider noted Londero’s look was more Ibiza Open — ready to go from court to rave. The unorthodox gear is by an Italian line called Hydrogen, which launched a tennis collection called Killer Point! The clothes also come with lightning bolts, camouflage and graffiti.