Serena and Venus Williams showed up at the 2022 Oscars to support the cast of "King Richard" wearing Gucci and Elie Saab, respectively. The tennis champions, who were portrayed in the Academy Award-nominated film by Demi Singleton and Saniyya Sidney, had the honor of opening the show by introducing Beyoncé's performance of "Be Alive," and they wore stunning looks for the occasion.
Serena, who works with stylist Jason Bolden, chose a rose-colored Gucci gown with pleating with a sheer, slitted skirt and plunging neckline decorated with black sequin florals and a flash of lace. Her look was complete with towering leather platform sandals and lace hand gloves to complement the detailing on the bodice of her dress. She wore two chunky diamond rings and stud earrings, showing off every angle of her look with both husband Alexis Ohanian and sister Venus by her side.
Venus, a client of Law Roach, wore a white column gown with a sculptural, plunging neckline finished with a silver trim that reflected the shape of her Tiffany & Co. metal statement earrings and oversize cuffs. She finished her look with Stuart Weitzman shoes. "This Girl......," Roach captioned a behind-the-scenes video of her posing in her dress before the show.
As with Tracee Ellis Ross's nipple cups at the Oscars, viewers at home worried about the possibility of a nip slip. Venus took a risk by opting for a revealing neckline, but she unfortunately suffered the dreaded wardrobe malfunction during the ceremony. The fashion mishap was captured on camera, and Twitter fans were quick to share screenshots. "Nip slip time #Oscars," one person wrote alongside a photo of the tennis star holding hiding her chest with her right arm held over it. However, Williams gracefully recovered from the accident, and that did not stop her from changing into a white cleavage-baring gown with a sweetheart neckline for the Oscars afterparty.
While the Williams sisters coordinated in Versace for the Critics' Choice Awards, they went on to dress independently at the Producers Guild Awards this season, where Serena chose a CD Greene minidress and Venus opted for a column gown from Atelier Versace. At the Oscars, they both went for plunging necklines but pulled off the trend in their own unique ways.
Ahead, see stunning photos of Serena and Venus before they took their mark and the cameras rolled.
— Additional reporting by Shelcy Joseph