In the 1980?s, Chris Evert’s on-court attire came from Italian sportswear brand, Ellesse. Evert’s classic looks were characterized by pleated skirts, sleeveless tops and that famous half-tennis ball logo, making her one of the best-dressed females on the circuit at that time. During her playing days she served only as a face of the brand, but now her role with Ellesse has expanded. As the brand sets to relaunch in the U.S. Market, Evert now has a stake in the company and will be involved in designing and marketing the new line of Ellesse tennis gear due out in December.
Ellesse was absent in the U.S. market for the past several years and the only prominent player to wear the designs as of late has been Russia’s Nadia Petrova. Unfortunately her tennis ensembles have been less than stellar and Petrova herself has disapproved of the attire. Perhaps you remember thePowered by Sidelines