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Tennis Champion and Style Icon Serena Williams Featured on ESSENCE’s September Global Fashion Issue Cover as You’ve Never Seen Her Before!

August 6, 2019

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 6, 2019--

ESSENCE, the number one media, technology and commerce company serving Black women, unveils its upcoming September Global Fashion Issue cover featuring tennis great, entrepreneur and style icon Serena Williams in a way that fans have never seen her before!

Williams is resplendent from beginning to end in the story, The Future of Serena Williams —from rocking face paint by artist Laolu on the cover, to dazzling fans in designers such as Carolina Herrera, Giuseppe Zanotti, Talbot Runhof, Issey Miyake and more in a gorgeous photo spread shot by photographer Kwaku Alston and styled by ESSENCE Fashion Director Marielle Bobo.

“We are beyond ecstatic to have Serena Williams—one of the most photographed women on the planet—to be the muse for our September Global Fashion issue,“ said ESSENCE Chief Content & Creative Officer MoAna Luu. “This issue promises to be one of ESSENCE’s biggest with a fresh new redesign. We also brought the best Black creatives in the world—including visual artist Láolú, who gave us Serena’s stunning face painting for the cover—to present all of the stunning visuals that you see.”

The multi-hyphenate wife/mom/entrepreneur also opens up to ESSENCE Entertainment Director Cori Murray about everything from her upcoming S By Serena New York Fashion Week moment, what she looks for in fashion, the importance of speaking up and freedom. ( See quotes below ):

The groundbreaking September issue of ESSENCE hits newsstands on August 16 th. For more on this story, visit ESSENCE.com.

 

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CONTACT: Sheila Harris, ESSENCE

929-298-6403

sharris@essence.com

Dana Baxter, ESSENCE

929-298-6369

dbaxter@essence.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA NEW YORK

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: GENERAL ENTERTAINMENT TENNIS CELEBRITY AFRICAN-AMERICAN SPORTS CONSUMER ENTERTAINMENT PUBLISHING FASHION COMMUNICATIONS RETAIL WOMEN

SOURCE: ESSENCE

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