Among the major global tennis tournaments, spectator fashion at the U.S. Open has developed a reputation for being…sort of all over the place. Lacking the traditionally stuffy dress code of London’s Wimbledon, the U.S. Open—which takes place in and around the gigantic stadiums of Flushing Meadows Corona Park in the New York City borough of Queens, home to two twentieth-century World’s Fairs and the alien showdown scene in the original Men in Black—really opens up the floor to whatever “tennis style” means to the spectator in question.
At the 2022 tourney, grounded by the news of it marking Serena Williams’s final pro season, celebrity onlookers have flocked to Arthur Ashe Stadium in all stripes of kinda-sorta-tennis-adjacent garb. Printed suits? A denim corset? Expensive designer footwear? In the waning August heat of the outer boroughs, anything goes.