Last year, Serena Williams attended the glamorous Met Gala in New York City with the future Olympia on board, looking all a’bloom and impossibly fabulous.
Next year, Williams will co-host it.
Vogue Magazine reports the 37-year-old (!!!!!) will co-chair the 2019 edition.
She’ll join Lady Gaga, Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele, stylish former One Direction singer Harry Styles and Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour.
That is some heady company, indeed.
It takes place Monday May 6, 2019 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Last year’s theme was “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.
That’s a bit of a delicate one – as all issues involving religion are.
Which was, of course, why Rihanna came dressed as the Pope.
But adhering to the theme dress code is not mandatory.
The 2019 Met Costume Institute’s spring exhibition, which opens later in the week, has as its theme “Camp: Notes on Fashion”.
So we’ll see what that produces.
Getting it back to tennis, that means that there’s no chance Williams plays the Premier Mandatory in Madrid.
It is the week following the gala.
If it were a small event, perhaps they could push Williams’s start back to Wednesday.
That’s assuming she were inclined to play.
But because it’s a joint event, the women’s main draw is scheduled to start on the Saturday anyway.
So it looks like a short clay-court season once again for Williams.
Perhaps just Rome before the main event.
Still, that’s more than this year.
Williams didn’t play between Miami and the French Open, where she withdrew with a shoulder issue before her fourth-round match against Maria Sharapova.