Chances are you’ll be used to seeing British tennis star Emma Raducanu taking part in on the court docket—however this week, the professional athlete traded in her sneakers for heels to absorb the most recent fashions at Paris Style Week. Whereas Raducanu has traveled the world for her varied tournaments, she admits she has a smooth spot for the Metropolis of Gentle. “I 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 little bit bit—it’s so fairly!”
Contemplating this week was Raducanu’s first vogue week ever, she was particularly excited to be attending Christian Dior’s spring 2023 presentation. “This was my first present,” she says. “It was actually thrilling to see all the excitement—and clearly all of the completely 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 beloved the entire environment, 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 saved trendy options labored so nicely.” Her favourite appears to be like within the new assortment had been probably the most thematic. “I actually preferred the appears to be like with the outdated historic Paris map designs on completely different skirts and corsets,” she says.
Although she could also be a vogue week beginner, Raducanu acknowledged that she wanted a powerful search for the entrance row. For her VIP cameo, she needed an ensemble that stayed true to her personal type, however was only a extra heightened model of it. ”I needed to put on certainly one of Maria Grazia’s signature kinds, but additionally 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 fall 2022 assortment, full with buckled pumps.
As somebody who’s used to dressing for efficiency on the court docket, the athlete provides that she usually appears to be like for extra snug garments when she’s off-duty. “I wish to put on one thing that’s pretty informal and comfy, comparable to a knitted jumper and flared denims,” she says. “However when I’ve the chance to go to occasions like this, I’ve enjoyable dressing up a bit extra and attempting completely different kinds out. I’ve been fortunate sufficient to put on some lovely clothes from Dior.” When it’s not vogue week, she’ll be sporting a few of her go-tos this fall. “I’ll put on a jacket or coat over jumpers with denims.” she says. “I’ll in all probability spend quite a lot of the autumn away coaching in heat climate really, so it’ll nonetheless be extra summer time put on.”
Because the tennis season quickly involves an finish, the athlete can be squeezing in some ultimate matches earlier than the tip of the 12 months. “I’ll be taking part in tournaments in Czech Republic, Romania, and Mexico the subsequent three weeks,” she says of her schedule. “It was good that there was a spot within the schedule that allowed me to attend vogue week with Dior—however it’s proper again to coaching and getting ready for the subsequent event.”
Under, see some unique photographs from Raducanu’s Paris Style Week.