Hail Venus Williams for this flashback to the King Richard premiere

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Venus Williams attends AFI Fest 2021 Closing Night Premiere of

Venus Williams attends the AFI Fest 2021 Closing Night Premiere of Warner Bros. “King Richard” on November 14, 2021 in Hollywood, California.
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Now this is called a to serve. We’re admittedly excited to get nostalgic as we finally dig into the much-anticipated king richard, the tennis-powered Williams family biopic which debuts in theaters and on HBO Max today, featuring Will Smith as Patriarch Richard Williams. But we’d be remiss if we didn’t also recognize the flawless return of the film’s co-producer, Venus Williams, who paid tribute to the start of her now-legendary Los Angeles career in the film. premiered this week. The tennis legend walked the red carpet with a stunning braided and beaded hairstyle reminiscent of those she and her sister Serena wore famously early in their careers, back then, often making fun of those who didn’t understand classic African American style.

The modern take on the look was a collaboration with a celebrity stylist and “MacGyver Hair” Nikki Nelms, which updated the feminine style by topping it with a high braided ponytail at the back, using the beaded elements, coordinated with Williams’ silver bodycon dress, like a fringe fringe with long side pieces Front.

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Photo: Emma McIntyre (Getty Images)

Williams gave more context to the tribute on Instagram, writing:

When [Serena] and I wore our iconic pearls, we didn’t wear them to be different, we wore them because they were part of our heritage. Beads are a typical style for African American children. Of course, they are also worn by adults for decoration in African American culture, but they have deep roots in African history. Beads and braids could be a symbol of your tribe, rank and status, age, religion and more. They were and remain in certain areas of cultural significance to men and women.

Wearing braids and beads without our knowledge back in the days when we were children was an opportunity to share our beautiful and rich heritage with the world. It gave other African American women and children the pride of wearing their natural hair even before the natural hair movement took hold decades later.

Wearing a beaded style for the premiere was a representation of my roots. The film is a true story of the origins. My hair represented not only my origins as a child in tennis, but also my African roots. It was a beautiful moment to celebrate it! thanks for Nikki nelms to bring this style to life!

The EleVen by Venus founder killed him on the cutting edge of style in the prospect of king richardthe first of; for her recent appearance with Serena on The acquisition by Will Smith of Red table talk, she put on a piece from her own line which is inspired by both the film and his father, according to a press release provided to The root.

Venus took the memorable vintage styles that she and her trainer and father, Richard Williams, wore in the ’80s and gave them a modern, yet nostalgic edge. The jacket Venus wears in the episode – an old-fashioned sports coat like the one Richard wore – is the flagship piece, but with a contemporary fit and an exaggerated collar bringing femininity and luxury to complete this honorary capsule.

The best part is that the collection pays it up front; 15 percent of the proceeds will finance the Yetunde Pricing Resource Center founded by the Williams family in honor of Venus’ late sister, Yetunde Price. YPRC provides healing and wellness services in Compton, California. community.

Again, this is what we call a service.

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