Serena Williams Is Elegant in a Black Strapless Gown at Elton's Oscar Party

Serena+Williams in 19th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party - Show
Athlete Serena Williams attends the 19th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party at the Pacific Design Center on February 27, 2011 in West Hollywood, California. (Getty Images)more pics
Serena Williams Oscar Dress
While film buffs the world over await the drumroll just before the announcement of Best Picture, fashionistas get in on the action early. All eyes were on the 83rd Academy Awards and surrounding parties for the red carpet fashion. Serena Williams attended the Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar viewing party in a strapless black gown with layers of textured ruffles and feathers around the skirt.

Serena Williams is a professional tennis player. She and her sister Venus have both been top-ranked players over their careers. Serena has been seeded #1 five times in her career and in 2009 holds the top women's spot. The tennis super-star is also a clear lover of all things fashion, from the court to the red carpet!

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards were held February 27, 2011 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. James Franco and Anne Hathaway hosted the festivities, which honored the best films of 2010. Hathaway, who employed her stylist gal pal Rachel Zoe to dress her for the event, looked fabulous as always. And as well she should: Zoe's fee was reportedly astronomical!

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