Chances are you’ll be used to seeing British tennis star Emma Raducanu enjoying on the courtroom – however this week, the professional athlete traded in her trainers for heels to soak up the newest fashions at Paris Trend Week. Whereas Raducanu has travelled the world for her numerous tournaments, she admits she has a tender spot for the Metropolis of Mild. “I really like Paris and the meals, so I at all times attempt to have some good meals,” Raducanu says. “I used to be solely in Paris for a really quick time although, so I didn’t have an opportunity to do an excessive amount of. I did get across the metropolis a bit bit – it’s so fairly!”
Contemplating this week was Raducanu’s first style week ever, she was particularly excited to be attending Christian Dior’s spring/summer season 2023 presentation. “This was my first present,” she says. “It was actually thrilling to see all the excitement – and clearly all of the totally different kinds and outfits.” This season, designer Maria Grazia Chiuri was impressed by French queen Catherine de Medici, who dominated from 1547 to 1559, and Raducanu was a fan of the theatrics that got here together with it. “I cherished the entire ambiance, from the set design to the music to the dancers,” says Raducanu. “It was fairly epic and really cool. The historic Paris theme that also stored fashionable options labored so nicely.” Her favorite seems to be within the new assortment have been essentially the most thematic. “I actually preferred the seems to be with the previous historic Paris map designs on totally different skirts and corsets,” she says.
Although she could also be a style week beginner, Raducanu recognised that she wanted a robust search for the entrance row. For her VIP cameo, she needed an ensemble that stayed true to her personal fashion, however was only a extra heightened model of it. “I needed to put on considered one of Maria Grazia’s signature kinds, but in addition one thing snug,” says Raducanu. “So, I selected a skirt and jacket that embodied this.” Particularly, she wore a blue cotton jacket, black knit sweater and printed cotton skirt from Dior’s autumn/winter 2022 assortment, full with buckled pumps.