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Venus Williams' tennis dress cheers lace industry

Venus Williams' tennis dress cheers lace industry

When Venus Williams stepped out onto a French Open court in a see-through black lace skirt and red bustier, the beleaguered lace industry let out a cheer.
Williams' corset-like outfit _ reminiscent of a 19th-century Parisian can-can chorus costume _ shocked many sports fans and prompted wolf whistles and catcalls. But it also intrigued fashion insiders, and lace designers are hoping that Williams' bold ensemble might boost their game.