Serena Williams’s One-Legged Catsuit Was Inspired by Flo-Jo


Hello? Serena Williams? The 1980s called and you are rocking that one-legged catsuit. On Feb. 8, Williams stepped on the court in the first round of the Australian Open in Melbourne in a one-legged neon pink catsuit, a subtle nod to Olympic sprinter Florence Griffith Joyner, aka Flo-Jo. “I was inspired by Flo-Jo, who was a wonderful track athlete,” Williams, who grew up watching the track and field star, said about the outfit in a postmatch interview. “Watching her fashion, just always changing, her outfits were always amazing.”

Serena, who collaborated with Nike on the look, incorporated Flo-Jo’s signature one-legged suit and bright color choices into the outfit to pay tribute to her legacy. In addition to winning three gold medals and setting two world records in 1988 for her 100-meter and 200-meter sprints — records that still stand today – the late athlete was well known…

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