Halima Aden has been involved in a lot of firsts. In 2016 the Somali-American model was the first woman to compete in the Miss Minnesota competition wearing both a hijab and a burkini, and she was also the first person to wear a hijab on the cover of Allure magazine. In Sports Illustrated she wears two custom burkinis.
French Tennis Federation president Bernard Giudicelli told Tennis Magazine that William’s body-hugging super hero-like wardrobe “…will no longer be accepted.” He also added the FFT will be scrutinizing designer’s player collections for the play at Roland Garros next year, even though most have already been made. At the time, Williams said her reason for wearing the catsuit was as a tribute to: “All the moms out there that had a tough pregnancy and have to come back and try to be fierce, in the middle of everything. That’s what this represents. You can’t beat a catsuit, right?”
The Kardashian/Jenner corporation made plenty of waves in print, as well as on the net (or one because/feeding the other): there was Caitlyn Jenner’s debut on the cover of and in Vanity Fair and Kylie Jenner posing for those controversial wheelchair “Interview” mag pics…in a photoshoot that saw her posed as the famous Hatstand/Table and Chair sculpture, as much as wearing some Dawnamatrix fantasy outfit accessories.
And speaking of a stellar tennis star with the name Williams, Venus Williams (Serena’s sister if you didn’t know!) has her own “EleVen” fashion line. Started by Venus’ collection features a goodly amount and seems to focus most on work-out clothing and accessories as well as some casual clothing.
And as mentioned there is Michael Jordan’s “Air Jordan” line begun as sneaker collection with Nike back in the mid 80’s, now grown to an accessories and clothing behemoth that includes hats and even basketballs.