Roland Garros Fashion: Parisien Blues.
What’s with all the blues, Paris?
They say Paris is a stylish city, but never has style been so safe as Roland Garros of 2010. Why so drab, tennis pros?
A misleading consensus of tennis world – that the R-Fed is somehow a Fashion-Mista. Dude has worn nothing but variations of blue for the Australian Open and Roland Garros in the last 3 years. If there was ever a fashion-bore, you’ve got him right here.
Hated the outfit on TV, loved it in photos. Boring and unimaginative as it may be, the colour does ‘pop’ in a photograph. Let’s hope it’s not the only thing popping for the next month.
Continuing on in the sea of blue, Rafa and Serena went matchy-matchy with their Roland Garros outfits this year, both choosing blueberry bubblegum colours. Cute, although more of what I would expect for the Aussie Open.
Gael Monfils may have breathed a sigh of relief when he left star-studded Nike to join K-Swiss – why at last, he might get a piece of the spotlight. Unfortunately, La Monf found himself once again upstaged, as KSwiss chose to dress him in Rafa’a hand-me-downs. Sheesh, as least give the guy something that fits.
While all the other tennis clothing conglomerates tried to contrast their designs against the red clay, Adidas took the road less travelled and tried to blend their players right into the crushed bricks of Roland Garros.
At least there’s no uniboob this time.
Maria Sharapova, usually one for the statement dress, turned up looking like she walked straight out of a Evelyn Waugh novel in a grey and burgundy overlay dress and a matching burgundy-coloured jacket.
Elegantly dull, yer don’t say?
You know there’s something wrong with tennis fashion when the most outrageous thing about Bethanie Mattek-Sands’ outfit is that an unusually large area of her body is covered by socks.
Epitomising all that’s drab and dreary, Stella McCartney delivers again … the worst outfit of the tournament. It takes real skills to make Carol Wozniacki look this bad.
Despite the overwhelmingly dull showings at Roland Garros this year, a few outfits did manage to impress.
KSwiss may have stolen Nadal’s so-last-season shorts, but their ensemble for Vera Zvoom Zvoom was all oceanic freshness.
Meanwhile, Lacoste keeps doing what they do best – simple, classy, first round losers.
The standout? The giant daisy that is Lady Jaja. Looks like the folks at Anta are working overtime to keep the drama queen happy. Gorgeous colour, love the tiers.
And of course, Lady Marmalade herself. If there was one place to bare your ass, it’s Paris baby. Love it, hate it, can’t stop talkin’ about it.
What about you? Favourite outfit? Least favourite?
Speak up airheads!