Bethanie Mattek-Sands wore a tennis ball and fringe-covered jacket by Alex Noble to Wimbledon 2011 this week. We caught up with the designer, inset, for the inside scoop.
How long did it take you to create the jacket? “The jacket took about a week all-in-all with figuring out patterns and cutting the balls out.”
What was the inspiration? “The jacket had to be white to keep in line with the Wimbledon rules, so that was the first inspiration. After the tennis ball gown, I wanted to create something a bit tougher, more of a street tennis look.”
What was your reaction to seeing Bethanie in the look? “I haven’t seen it yet as I’m away, but really looking forward to it as the response has been so positive.”