All Vogue readers know that Anna Wintour is a great tennis fan, but many will be surprised to learn that one of her favorite players, Roger Federer, is also a fan of her.
In fact, the 37-year-old revealed in a press conference this week that he has turned to the 68-year-old athlete for advice on style on several occasions, and even that he will get ahead with his US Open outfits.
– Sometimes I called her in the past and I asked her [fashion] advice, "he said, according to AOL.
Expert tips: Roger Federer revealed that he turned to Anna Wintour for style advice on several occasions.
What does she think? Federer, 37, recently signed a sponsorship agreement with UNIQLO and says he first consulted Wintour for 68 years.
& # 39; Sometimes he likes to know what I'm going to wear. She asked me what I had in the US Open and I showed it to her, she has her comments and, sometimes, when I have options, I show her, "he continued.
& # 39; Especially when it comes to New York and Wimbledon. She is very particular in wanting to know before anyone what is happening. "
Federer recently ended his 20-year contract with Nike and signed a new one with UNIQLO, a decision he discussed first with Wintour.
"I also asked him what he thought of UNIQLO and thought it was a great idea," he said. "She thought it would be a wonderful match."
"He's very reliable, so I feel it's the best thing I bring to tennis, Anna is incredibly understanding and I can not thank her enough," she said.
The star, who won her twentieth Grand Slam title this year, went on to share her own fashion trends, saying she likes to start with the fabric and color.
"She thought it would be a wonderful match," he said (pictured at the Gerry Wber Open on June 23, 2018)
Before: previously, it was sponsored by Nike (photo left at the BNP Paribas Open on March 18, 2018 and at the French Open on May 29, 2015)
Love: Federer (photographed at Wimbledon on July 11, 2018) said he will run suits for the publisher before matches
Ostentatious! He also has a gift for fashion on the red carpet, as seen at the Met Gala 2017, which he attended with his wife Mirka.
"The question is, do we keep it tight, like the one I'm wearing, because when I started my clothes were pretty loose? In the 90s, things were different, but now it has been very appropriate," he said.
– Then the question is, should we change that silhouette? There is a discussion there, but I think fabrics are very important. I really like the colors we choose and the details because I think there is a lot we can do. "
Federer is not Wintour's only tennis friend, he was also at Serena Williams' wedding last year, and he even helped the new mom choose her wedding dress.
After the event, Williams published a thank-you note that he sent to Wintour, acknowledging his contribution.
"For the first dress when Anna Wintour asked me what I wanted to wear, I told her 'a cape', I just wanted to wear a cape, 'she said.
& # 39; Well, Sarah Burton with @alexandermcqueen is right for you & # 39; Thanks Anna. Thanks, Sarah. I felt like a princess and a superwoman at the same time.
Fashion plate: Meanwhile, Wintour's tennis favorite, Serena Williams, was criticized for wearing this custom catsuit at the French Open (which protected her from blood clots)
Take that! She responded by using the most feminine she could invent for the US Open on Monday: a tutu
Queen! The movement earned him praise from fans in social networks
Last word: They love their unspoken clappback on the court
Winner! This woman applauded her for fighting against the "oppressive and paternalistic standards of femininity"
Of course, Williams' fashion choices on the court tend to attract more attention than Federer's, too, and he's certainly known to be at risk.
In May, she played at the French Open wearing a custom black catsuit, which hugged her figure but was also specially designed to protect her from blood clots, since she suffered a pulmonary embolism after giving birth.
"It feels as if this suit represents all women who have gone through many things mentally, physically, with their bodies to come back and have confidence and believe in themselves," he said, according to The Guardian.
But shortly thereafter, the president of the French Tennis Federation, Bernard Giudicelli, 60, said that "sometimes we have gone too far" with tennis fashion and suggested that there should be a stricter dress code for players.
Speaking of his catsuit in particular, he said: & # 39; Will no longer be accepted. One must respect the game and the place.
Serena did not respond with words, but found a way to tell her exactly what she thought of the United States open this week.
VIP: Anna was photographed on the second day of the US Open, sitting behind Mirka, Roger's wife (seen on the right). Mirka is an accomplished tennis player in her own right
The 36-year-old played with the most cheerful and feminine outfit she could muster, dating a black tutu.
Her movement won applause from the Internet on social media, and fans praise her for making a statement.
& # 39; French Open: the catsuit is inappropriate and does not meet our oppressive and paternalistic standards of femininity. @serenawilliams: Watch me dominate the court with a tutu, "wrote one.
She wrote another: "The French forbade her catsuit, so she rocked in the US Open killing with a single shoulder tutu number, plus fishnet stockings to boot, of course! She has superpowers.
Wintour, meanwhile, was in the stands at the US Open in New York this week to see the players at work.
The editor of Vogue wore a long print dress and her beaded necklace and sunglasses while cheering Federer from the stands.
It is also rumored that Wintour practices the sport herself, getting up at 5 in the morning every day to accommodate a game before going to work.
Wintour was sitting just behind Federer's wife, Mirka, and in front of Hugh Jackman, who was sitting with his wife Deborra-lee Furness, while at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens.