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vw.
Aug 22nd, 2007, 10:19 PM
This actually sounds like it'll look AWESOME, especially the red night-session outfit.

http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/news?slug=ap-usopen-sharapovafashion&prov=ap&type=lgns

NEW YORK -- Maria Sharapova loves New York, especially its style and skyline.

When Sharapova defends her U.S. Open title next week, she'll be wearing tennis dresses decorated with graphic interpretations of the cityscape on the chest.

The designs, created in collaboration with Nike senior designer Colleen Sandieson, were shown off at a news conference Wednesday evening.

Like last year, Sharapova will have one outfit dedicated for day play and another for night matches.

"Nike has always understood my desire to make a big impression in New York," she said in a statement. "And the dresses that we've worked on for the U.S. Open have always looked as good as they feel when I'm playing. This year is especially exciting because the designs are inspired by the city itself."

The night dress is a bright flaming red -- in honor of the Big Apple -- in a flared shift silhouette. It's a sleek garment made of a breathable wicking jersey and constructed with a no-sew technique with seams bonded with heat and silicone instead of thread.

There are more than 600 Swarovski crystals incorporated into the design, which makes the dress sparkle. Additionally, there are three crystal buttons down the back, creating a keyhole effect.

For the daytime, the look is similar but without the flashiness of the crystals. The dress is mostly white with a gray skyline image against a black backdrop. It has a scoop-back design that facilitates movement, according to Sandieson.

Performance is always the priority, Sandieson said, but she and Sharapova strive for designs that marry function with fashion.

"She has a fantastic game and I have a lot of respect for that but she has a great eye for detail. She's got a style that's very natural to her, and she also knows what she likes and doesn't like," Sandieson told The Associated Press.

Sharapova, 20, has become a player in the fashion world and has sponsorship deals with Parlux Fragrances, handbag company Samantha Thavasa and watchmaker Tag Heuer in addition to Nike. She follows Venus and Serena Williams and Anna Kournikova as tennis players who are also seen as style icons.

"She wears clothes that a lot of other women would like to own and look good in," said Susan Kaufman, editor of People StyleWatch.

Kaufman also notes that today's tennis stars are photographed when they're off the court, too, giving more of a glimpse of their personal style.

The U.S. Open runs Aug. 27-Sept. 8. Sharapova is the No. 2 seed.

s_j
Aug 22nd, 2007, 10:23 PM
Sounds HOT!

Andy.
Aug 22nd, 2007, 10:23 PM
Sounds awesome I cant wait to see them

@Sweet Cleopatra
Aug 22nd, 2007, 10:27 PM
wow wow want to see it vamos Masha http://smiles.al-wed.com/smiles/62/russiaC.gif

Mikey B
Aug 22nd, 2007, 11:11 PM
wow! sounds pretty cool!!! cant wait to see a pic!

sfselesfan
Aug 22nd, 2007, 11:14 PM
more details. Enjoy

http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/August2007/22/c9480.html

The night dress sounds pretty dramatic! Atomic red with crystals.

SF

Kworb
Aug 22nd, 2007, 11:15 PM
Maybe she'll lose to Vinci and she won't get to wear them :(

Stamp Paid
Aug 22nd, 2007, 11:19 PM
And Serena will wear.....:o

sfselesfan
Aug 22nd, 2007, 11:21 PM
Can anyone get this to work...was at the bottom of the press release? I can get to the folder that says "dress photos" but can't see them.

EVENT / MARIA IMAGERY AVAILABLE FROM 7pm ET:

Go to:
ftp://ftp.gcigroup.com/ Login: Nike Password: sharapova

SF

!<blocparty>!
Aug 22nd, 2007, 11:22 PM
Ooooh the excitement!

:bunch of queens:

!<blocparty>!
Aug 22nd, 2007, 11:25 PM
^ myself included, obv.

Modiac.
Aug 22nd, 2007, 11:27 PM
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070822/capt.04bd4c36e0dd4602aa3afd7d25f284b5.us_open_shar apova_fashion_tennis_nydb101.jpg
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070822/capt.c9d9e2407458479ca40d4e1c466f9e77.us_open_shar apova_fashion_tennis_nydb102.jpg

Mikey B
Aug 22nd, 2007, 11:29 PM
thanks for the pics, but now im not too sure on it... probably looks better on court! lol!

sfselesfan
Aug 22nd, 2007, 11:29 PM
Not really getting the NYC skyline in her neckline...but the color's nice. The white shoes look a little much IMO.

Definitely above average, and an improvement over her clothes this year.

SF

Mikey B
Aug 22nd, 2007, 11:32 PM
Not really getting the NYC skyline in her neckline...but the color's nice.


me neither! they said it will be abstract! Lol!

Marcell
Aug 22nd, 2007, 11:34 PM
From the description, I was expecting more. Maybe under the lights it will have that effect.

Foxy
Aug 22nd, 2007, 11:49 PM
Like I stated in another thread, Nike and other sponsors have put a lot of money on Pova, and they made sure that the tournament directors gave her a clear path to the finals because they want to sport those clothes and capture the last grand slam of the year.

But if Venus or Serena is determined to win, Pova won't be holding up a trophy this year.

I like this red dress better than the others she's worn this year. I don't know about the white shoes.

Geisha
Aug 22nd, 2007, 11:52 PM
Different. I like the neckline because it is different. The colour red is sort of awkward...especially in those pictures, but under the lights, I'm sure it will look fantastic.

@Sweet Cleopatra
Aug 22nd, 2007, 11:53 PM
http://www.asmilies.com/smiliespic/psmilie/019.gif (http://www.asmilies.com)

Geisha
Aug 22nd, 2007, 11:53 PM
I don't see how it resembles the skyline though. :s

Tennisstar86
Aug 22nd, 2007, 11:58 PM
Different. I like the neckline because it is different. The colour red is sort of awkward...especially in those pictures, but under the lights, I'm sure it will look fantastic.

I dont see why this needed an unveiling.... its not even that unique... I feel like ive seen the neckline before? on maria? in black?

mike1
Aug 23rd, 2007, 12:02 AM
I dont like it. I think Venus 2005 outfit is still the best till today

Harvs
Aug 23rd, 2007, 12:02 AM
wow that looks great!

@Sweet Cleopatra
Aug 23rd, 2007, 12:05 AM
she'll be fantastic in red with this neckline in the stadum , I'll make that dress for myself , sure my boyfriend'll like it http://www.asmilies.com/smiliespic/psmilie/014.gif (http://www.asmilies.com)

jdyshrky
Aug 23rd, 2007, 12:07 AM
Beautiful dress! I cannot wait to see it on court, think it's MUCH better than last year. I don't see how she can't win this tournament. the top half is so tough the player coming through if the seeds stay true, won't be fit to beat an in-form Maria and a lesser player getting through on a bartoli won't stand a chance either. Maria Sharapova USOPEN CHAMPION 2007, she deserves it!

bellascarlett
Aug 23rd, 2007, 12:16 AM
I can't wait to see it on her in her first night match, which hopefully will be her first round match. In the pix, she looks like a figure skater. :lol: But the red looks great and different and the cut esp the neckline is better than last year's in my opinion.

sfselesfan
Aug 23rd, 2007, 12:19 AM
That color red is under used in women's tennis attire. The color is going to look very vibrant on court under the lights. She should wear matching red shoes and really pimp the look out. If she's going to wear white shoes she needs to accessorize with white...

...these are the basics.

But you know, red is the new black.

SF

Dan23
Aug 23rd, 2007, 12:20 AM
Like I stated in another thread, Nike and other sponsors have put a lot of money on Pova, and they made sure that the tournament directors gave her a clear path to the finals because they want to sport those clothes and capture the last grand slam of the year.
:lol: :o

bellascarlett
Aug 23rd, 2007, 12:25 AM
:lol: :o

exactly...:tape: let the crazy believe what they want. :lol:

Wolverines08
Aug 23rd, 2007, 12:26 AM
I dont like it. I think Venus 2005 outfit is still the best till today

Yeah, i loved that one...it was a different type of purple and she had like 3 different designs on the dresses.

partbrit
Aug 23rd, 2007, 12:26 AM
Maria's 2006 U.S. Open dress was the best tennis outfit I've ever seen. Nothing she wears can top that for me, but this does look nice.

@Sweet Cleopatra
Aug 23rd, 2007, 01:23 AM
it'll be stunning at night http://www.asmilies.com/smiliespic/psmilie/012.gif (http://www.asmilies.com), hope she lift the trophy with it
http://http://aycu08.webshots.com/image/26807/2005549243654800572_rs.jpg
http://smiles.al-wed.com/smiles/62/russiaC.gif

@Sweet Cleopatra
Aug 23rd, 2007, 01:25 AM
http://aycu08.webshots.com/image/26807/2005549243654800572_rs.jpg

Tennisstar86
Aug 23rd, 2007, 01:26 AM
That color red is under used in women's tennis attire. The color is going to look very vibrant on court under the lights. She should wear matching red shoes and really pimp the look out. If she's going to wear white shoes she needs to accessorize with white...

...these are the basics.

But you know, red is the new black.

SF

red shoes would be too much.....

heytennis
Aug 23rd, 2007, 01:26 AM
She looks awesome.

sharafann
Aug 23rd, 2007, 01:34 AM
:eek: it looks amazing..I want to see the day dress:confused:

sfselesfan
Aug 23rd, 2007, 01:46 AM
red shoes would be too much.....

Then black.

SF

sharafann
Aug 23rd, 2007, 01:47 AM
Then black.

SF
no way it would look awful:o ..I like the white ones:lick:

Tennisstar86
Aug 23rd, 2007, 01:48 AM
no way it would look awful:o ..I like the white ones:lick:

I agree... white was the best choice.....

Modiac.
Aug 23rd, 2007, 01:55 AM
The white one:
http://bbs.tennis.com.cn/uploadFiles/2007-08/23_5994098_1.jpg

SharapovaFan16
Aug 23rd, 2007, 01:56 AM
red is definitely hot

Tennisstar86
Aug 23rd, 2007, 02:00 AM
The white one:
http://bbs.tennis.com.cn/uploadFiles/2007-08/23_5994098_1.jpg

this is suspect....

hablo
Aug 23rd, 2007, 02:05 AM
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070822/capt.04bd4c36e0dd4602aa3afd7d25f284b5.us_open_shar apova_fashion_tennis_nydb101.jpg
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070822/capt.c9d9e2407458479ca40d4e1c466f9e77.us_open_shar apova_fashion_tennis_nydb102.jpg

It looks plainer than the description in the article.

The night dress is a bright flaming red -- in honor of the Big Apple -- in a flared shift silhouette. It's a sleek garment made of a breathable wicking jersey and constructed with a no-sew technique with seams bonded with heat and silicone instead of thread.

There are more than 600 Swarovski crystals incorporated into the design, which makes the dress sparkle. Additionally, there are three crystal buttons down the back, creating a keyhole effect.


On second thought. The red dress is better than the white one though.

http://bbs.tennis.com.cn/uploadFiles/2007-08/23_5994098_1.jpg

cometz9
Aug 23rd, 2007, 02:08 AM
the red is hot!! i can't wait to see it at night.

sharafann
Aug 23rd, 2007, 02:17 AM
i love the white one too

Geisha
Aug 23rd, 2007, 02:23 AM
I like the white one more.

I don't see how anybody can top Serena's:

00 - The tye-dye stunner, purple and black
01 - The tight yellow
02 - CATSUIT.
04 - Denim, booty shorts, etc.
05 - Class act with the ''X'' silk
06 - China alert!

Tennisstar86
Aug 23rd, 2007, 02:26 AM
I like the white one more.

I don't see how anybody can top Serena's:

00 - The tye-dye stunner, purple and black
01 - The tight yellow02 - CATSUIT.
04 - Denim, booty shorts, etc.
05 - Class act with the ''X'' silk
06 - China alert!

To each his own.... lets not forget her stunning french yellow and green outfit......

faboozadoo15
Aug 23rd, 2007, 02:31 AM
Both are fucking hot. Her clothes will undoubtedly outclass the rest of the field in their clone outfits.

sammy01
Aug 23rd, 2007, 02:36 AM
the cut of the red dress is perfect for her suits her and her figure perfectly. i like it just not sure about the diamond things i think she should lose them and have it lower cut to show some clevage!

kfh_9118
Aug 23rd, 2007, 02:37 AM
amazing, like it :yeah:

tennisIlove09
Aug 23rd, 2007, 02:38 AM
I like it :drool:

Rod the Bama
Aug 23rd, 2007, 02:40 AM
I really love both of the outfits, especially the red one, which Maria looks smoking hot in. :hearts: :drool:

Il Primo!
Aug 23rd, 2007, 02:44 AM
Im not feeling this red thing right now. It's her worst outfit since... Wimbledon2006, yikes!
I'm looking forward to see her wearing it on court to have an eventual opinion about it.
But today,I'm not convinced at all

On the other hand, the white one is FIRE!

Anyways, Maria couldn't top last year USO night dress and Australian Baby doll dress which were just fabulous.

faboozadoo15
Aug 23rd, 2007, 02:45 AM
Maybe I'm not the first to say this, but it seems more figure skater inspired than by the NYC skyline. But HAWT regardless. Maybe the back will help us see what they're talking about. :confused:

sammy01
Aug 23rd, 2007, 02:48 AM
Maybe I'm not the first to say this, but it seems more figure skater inspired than by the NYC skyline. But HAWT regardless. Maybe the back will help us see what they're talking about. :confused:

when they said skyline inspired, i though she was gona appear in like sky scraper cone breats like madonna in the 80's :lol:

heytennis
Aug 23rd, 2007, 02:51 AM
Maybe I'm not the first to say this, but it seems more figure skater inspired than by the NYC skyline. But HAWT regardless. Maybe the back will help us see what they're talking about. :confused:

You cant see it very well on the red dress, but on the white dress you can clearly see that there are skyscrapers on the chest.

monicain
Aug 23rd, 2007, 02:59 AM
For me it's no match in comparison with her night dress at the US Open 2006, or Venus 'Marilyn' dress at Wimbledon (what year?).

And yes, I thought of Madonna's 'I love New York' in her Confession Tour concert as well, lol. ;)

Aaron.
Aug 23rd, 2007, 03:00 AM
Maria needs a new wardrobe seriously :help: :weirdo:

Jacey
Aug 23rd, 2007, 03:44 AM
Not really getting the NYC skyline in her neckline...but the color's nice. The white shoes look a little much IMO.

Definitely above average, and an improvement over her clothes this year.

SF

It reflects the backdrop of the city at night. The front graphic design is patterned after the skyline with an abstract twist as the design is inverted and featured upside down. Also the color is atomic red....you know "The Big Apple"...New York City.

SharapovaFan16
Aug 23rd, 2007, 03:49 AM
if you guys aren't digging the red, i don't know what your smoking but i want some!

delicatecutter
Aug 23rd, 2007, 03:55 AM
The dress is all right, but what is up with her face in those photos? It looks like she just got a chemical peel or something. So not pretty.

I have to reserve judgment until I see the backs of the dresses, obviously, but Maria is usually quite cute. She's immensely annoying and makes no attempt to play fairly, but at least she looks cute while doing so.

Sharapova's_Boy
Aug 23rd, 2007, 04:54 AM
Hmm, not really sure if I like the red dress.

Hopefully it'll look better under lights.

Sexysova
Aug 23rd, 2007, 06:26 AM
I don't like it :shrug:

Emina.
Aug 23rd, 2007, 06:27 AM
awesome :cool:

f_torres
Aug 23rd, 2007, 06:48 AM
wooow :hearts:

Emina.
Aug 23rd, 2007, 06:50 AM
The dress is all right, but what is up with her face in those photos? It looks like she just got a chemical peel or something. So not pretty.

I have to reserve judgment until I see the backs of the dresses, obviously, but Maria is usually quite cute. She's immensely annoying and makes no attempt to play fairly, but at least she looks cute while doing so.

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa308/martinsloan412/usdress6.jpg
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa308/martinsloan412/usdress2.jpg

faboozadoo15
Aug 23rd, 2007, 06:52 AM
Her legs.... damn.

nelsondan
Aug 23rd, 2007, 06:56 AM
This is really going to work. Maria knows what she is doing. I hope she plays well.

Tennisstar86
Aug 23rd, 2007, 07:04 AM
The back is also... interesting.... sorry, but after seeing the back i am not a fan.... are we gonna have two gaping wholes to look at during the match? Who were the mens players wearing that shirt 2 years ago? did Sharapova already forget their mistake?

Привет
Aug 23rd, 2007, 07:15 AM
the cut of the red dress is perfect for her suits her and her figure perfectly. i like it just not sure about the diamond things i think she should lose them and have it lower cut to show some clevage!

what cleavage? :lol:

the red is better. the white is ok. i actually really like them. i like the high neck part. although i can't understand how it is 'new york skyline' like but i'm sure i will if i see it closer. the back would've looked nicer without the holes, but whatever. as long as she wins i'm good.

i am happy that nike haven't put masha in some crazy shit like French Open this year. :o Masha & Serena don't need eccentric designs to look great. their outfits should be limited to only one 'special' design. i think that nike have done that with these dresses, excluding the back holes.

stevos
Aug 23rd, 2007, 07:39 AM
Red looks so good. :drool:
And yeah, those legs. :lick:

Emina.
Aug 23rd, 2007, 07:45 AM
anyway she looks great in anything so...:)

Princeza
Aug 23rd, 2007, 08:00 AM
Red one is beautiful :devil:

lilimi
Aug 23rd, 2007, 08:02 AM
dress is simple, I expected better with all these articles.

alexia1huff
Aug 23rd, 2007, 08:07 AM
Will The Simple Version Be On Sale?!!!

Libertango
Aug 23rd, 2007, 08:14 AM
After the reading the description i'm a little disappointed with the actual dress, but she still looks great! :)

s_j
Aug 23rd, 2007, 08:53 AM
It's hard to imagine what Maria'll look like with the dresses on until she's actually on court... I reckon she'll look stunning.

@Sweet Cleopatra
Aug 23rd, 2007, 09:33 AM
can't wait to see her oncourt http://www.asmilies.com/smiliespic/psmilie/012.gif (http://www.asmilies.com)

Slutiana
Aug 23rd, 2007, 10:01 AM
:o overhyped (the dress, not maria:p)

~Carsten~
Aug 23rd, 2007, 10:09 AM
http://img184.imageshack.us/img184/2008/47779kosty555infomasha1zv5.th.jpg (http://img184.imageshack.us/my.php?image=47779kosty555infomasha1zv5.jpg) http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/8853/47785kosty555infomasha2xi3.th.jpg (http://img214.imageshack.us/my.php?image=47785kosty555infomasha2xi3.jpg) http://img184.imageshack.us/img184/4861/47787kosty555infomasha3cz6.th.jpg (http://img184.imageshack.us/my.php?image=47787kosty555infomasha3cz6.jpg) http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/2587/47789kosty555infomasha4lj0.th.jpg (http://img249.imageshack.us/my.php?image=47789kosty555infomasha4lj0.jpg) http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/6889/47792kosty555infomasha5ac7.th.jpg (http://img214.imageshack.us/my.php?image=47792kosty555infomasha5ac7.jpg)

Aravanecaravan
Aug 23rd, 2007, 10:47 AM
Having seen their outfits, I would _kill_ to see a Sharapova/Vaidisova 4th rounder at night.

Sharapova's_Boy
Aug 23rd, 2007, 10:55 AM
Having seen their outfits, I would _kill_ to see a Sharapova/Vaidisova 4th rounder at night.

:drool:

@Sweet Cleopatra
Aug 23rd, 2007, 06:50 PM
the red is more beu\autifull than whitehttp://www.asmilies.com/smiliespic/psmilie/012.gif (http://www.asmilies.com)

sharafann
Aug 23rd, 2007, 07:21 PM
The white dress is amazing, I don't know wh there r people that don't like it. Is one of the best I've seen from her

Mikey B
Aug 23rd, 2007, 07:59 PM
oh my! the white one... eek! lol! like all maria's outfits i think they're horrible till she gets into it! so i know she'll good on court, but in that pic its abit....