Venus Williams -- the ancient Korean version

Win or lose, it's best to be stylish, even if that means going seriously old-school

Published October 1, 2007 11:49PM (EDT)

Artifacts of globalization:

So what if Venus Williams didn't even make the final of the U.S. Open? Surely looking this good in traditional Korean hanbok garb after winning the Korea Open in Seoul on Sunday is some consolation. (Thanks to R. J. Koehler's The Marmot's Hole for the link.)

Given that she's a budding fashion designer, who knows, perhaps Chosun Dynasty semi-formal wear is set to launch on cat walks all over the world.

By Andrew Leonard

Andrew Leonard is a staff writer at Salon. On Twitter, @koxinga21.

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