Serena Williams wore neon sneakers with an elaborate dress covered in butterfly embellishments to the Met Gala

Serena Williams rocked some bold sneakers on the Met Gala red carpet on Monday, much to the delight of her fans. Williams wore a lemon-line Versace gown covered in pink leaves with a bold choice of footwear – a matching pair of Off-White x Nike AF-1’s.

The sneakers are, of course, a nod to Williams’ status as one of the best – if not the best – athletes in the entire world, but also cement her status as a style icon. She’s already appeared on the cover of Vogue in February of this year with her daughter and is a co-chair of the Met Gala alongside Harry Styles, Anna Wintour, Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele, and Lady Gaga.

The corset top and exaggerated sleeves of her dress are trends that many stars are taking on this year, but Williams’ choice of footwear was both statement-making and likely comfortable. Though this was, of course, an on-brand look for Williams, but she also told Entertainment Tonight that it was actually Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour’s idea that Williams rock sneakers.

Her bold look delighted fans who couldn’t get enough^tfw^tfw

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