Naturally, the sneakersphere were quick to give the 23-time Grand Slam winner props for the vibrant creps, which matched the OTT appliqués and colours on her Versace dress.
Mood: Serena Williams rocking the #MetGala in Nikes. More looks here: https://t.co/R7FRlFINhH pic.twitter.com/bBXYH56E6n
— Variety (@Variety) May 6, 2019
#MetGala Co-Chair @serenawilliams sports a look that “kicks” it out of the park. #MetCamp pic.twitter.com/7GRvzn2oLp
— The Met (@metmuseum) May 6, 2019
Serena Williams wearing Nikes on the red carpet is a huge mood #MetGala pic.twitter.com/NhfxDP0N3B
— Jessica Lynch (@jesskalynch) May 6, 2019
✨ @serenawilliams did not come to play. pic.twitter.com/WtfXqH5XzZ
— Complex (@Complex) May 6, 2019
Serena bossed her duties as co-chair of the event, which carried the theme ‘Camp: Notes on Fashion’. However, despite her starring role, not everyone was feeling the casual chic.
I will never forgive Virgil for putting a whole goddess like Serena Williams in this monstrosity AND sneakers at the same time #MetGala pic.twitter.com/VpDb0lhWfJ
— 'Red' Mosiane (@Red__Mos) May 6, 2019
Meanwhile, some just didn't get it...
why does it look like serena williams still has the price tag on her shoes? pic.twitter.com/PvhGYUwInL
— Josie 🌞 (@hfk_josie) May 6, 2019
Our opinion? "FIRE".