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Serena Williams takes center stage in a metallic cape dress during the Vogue World show at New York Fashion Week

Tennis champion Serena Williams traded the runway for the runway as she showed off her gear for the Vogue World show at New York Fashion Week on Monday.

The former world No. 1 caught the eye in a metallic dress and cape as she joined Gigi Hadid on the runway.

The recently retired athlete, 40, was next seen on the show alongside Vogue’s famed editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, 72.

Showing off her stuff: Serena Williams caught the eye on Monday in a metallic cape dress as she walked the runway at the Vogue World show during New York Fashion Week

Showing off her stuff: Serena Williams caught the eye on Monday in a metallic cape dress as she walked the runway at the Vogue World show during New York Fashion Week

For the show, which was held in the city’s Meatpacking District, Serena wore a form-fitting silver dress and matching cape that was buttoned at the neck.

Her look was completed with a pair of silver heels and oversized silver jewel earrings.

Her dark locks were tied back and away from her face in a long ponytail and her makeup was completed with a glossy nude lip.

Coveted: The show featured pieces selected by Vogue from designers such as Balenciaga, Burberry, Coach, Dior, Gucci, Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren and Valentino

Coveted: The show featured pieces selected by Vogue from designers such as Balenciaga, Burberry, Coach, Dior, Gucci, Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren and Valentino

Coveted: The show featured pieces selected by Vogue from designers such as Balenciaga, Burberry, Coach, Dior, Gucci, Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren and Valentino

Metallic look: For the show, the tennis champion, 40, wore a form-fitting silver dress and matching cape that was buttoned at the neck

Metallic look: For the show, the tennis champion, 40, wore a form-fitting silver dress and matching cape that was buttoned at the neck

Accessories: Her look was completed with a pair of silver heels and oversized silver jewel earrings

Accessories: Her look was completed with a pair of silver heels and oversized silver jewel earrings

Metallic look: For the show, the tennis champion, 40, wore a form-fitting silver dress and matching cape that was buttoned at the neck

Confident: The sports star held hands with good friend Gigi Hadid backstage

Confident: The sports star held hands with good friend Gigi Hadid backstage

Confident: The sports star held hands with good friend Gigi Hadid backstage

Strutting her stuff: Serena looked downright confident walking down the runway in front of a packed crowd

Strutting her stuff: Serena looked downright confident walking down the runway in front of a packed crowd

Strutting her stuff: Serena looked downright confident walking down the runway in front of a packed crowd

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Tribute: In a nod to her tennis roots, young children in tennis outfits walked beside her with rackets along the runway

Tribute: In a nod to her tennis roots, young children in tennis outfits walked beside her with rackets along the runway

Tribute: In a nod to her tennis roots, young children in tennis outfits walked beside her with rackets along the runway

Serena looked downright confident as she stepped down the runway in front of a packed crowd.

In a nod to her tennis roots, young children in tennis outfits walked down the runway alongside her rackets.

Off the runway, Gigi Hadid, 27, held Serena’s hand as the good friends walked backstage.

Curled up: Her dark locks were tied back and away from her face in a long ponytail and her makeup was completed with a glossy nude lip

Curled up: Her dark locks were tied back and away from her face in a long ponytail and her makeup was completed with a glossy nude lip

Curled up: Her dark locks were tied back and away from her face in a long ponytail and her makeup was completed with a glossy nude lip

Supportive: Off the runway, Gigi, 27, held Serena's hand as they walked backstage, with Gigi looking chic in a denim outfit and a metallic net top

Supportive: Off the runway, Gigi, 27, held Serena's hand as they walked backstage, with Gigi looking chic in a denim outfit and a metallic net top

Supportive: Off the runway, Gigi, 27, held Serena’s hand as they walked backstage, with Gigi looking chic in a denim outfit and a metallic net top

Close: Serena was also giggling with Gigi's sister Bella at the event

Close: Serena was also giggling with Gigi's sister Bella at the event

Close: Serena was also giggling with Gigi’s sister Bella at the event

Sweet: Gigi turned heads in a dramatic silver chain dress, worn over a cardigan and jeans

Sweet: Gigi turned heads in a dramatic silver chain dress, worn over a cardigan and jeans

Sweet: Gigi turned heads in a dramatic silver chain dress, worn over a cardigan and jeans

Gigi looked chic in baggy jeans and a white shirt with a metal net top.

Gigi and Serena are close friends, and the model revealed on Jimmy Fallon earlier this month that the pair enjoy wild karaoke nights together.

Gigi also put on a very animated display as she supported Serena at the US Open on September 1, along with her sister Bella.

Lineup: Other models on the show included Gigi's sister Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner and Irina Shayk

Lineup: Other models on the show included Gigi's sister Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner and Irina Shayk

Lineup: Other models on the show included Gigi’s sister Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner and Irina Shayk

Other models on the show included Gigi’s sister Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner and Irina Shayk.

There were a number of famous faces in the audience, including Brooklyn Beckham and wife Nicola Peltz and Kourtney Kardashian and her rocker husband Travis Barker.

The show featured pieces selected by Vogue from designers such as Balenciaga, Burberry, Coach, Dior, Gucci, Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, Valentino and many other fashion houses.

Many of the outfits selected had metallic or reflective elements, including a slew of sequins, sequins, rhinestones and metallic studs.

On trend: Many of the selected outfits had metallic or reflective elements, including sequins, sequins, rhinestones and metal studs

On trend: Many of the selected outfits had metallic or reflective elements, including sequins, sequins, rhinestones and metal studs

On trend: Many of the selected outfits had metallic or reflective elements, including sequins, sequins, rhinestones and metal studs

Rubbing shoulders: The newly retired athlete, 40, sat front of the show next to Vogue's famed editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, 72, after hitting the runway

Rubbing shoulders: The newly retired athlete, 40, sat front of the show next to Vogue's famed editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, 72, after hitting the runway

Rubbing shoulders: The newly retired athlete, 40, sat front of the show next to Vogue’s famed editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, 72, after hitting the runway

Designed to mimic a street market, the event featured multiple musical performances, including a short set by Lil Nas X.

Serena has just retired from tennis after an illustrious career.

Her defeat at the US Open earlier this month, the last game of her glittering career, was the most-watched tennis broadcast in ESPN’s 43-year history.

A winner of 23 Grand Slam singles tournaments, Serena transcended the sport and her likely exit from competitive tennis to focus on expanding her family and business interests sparked a flurry of tributes from athletes, celebrities and politicians.

Moving on: Serena just retired from tennis after an illustrious career.  Her recent defeat at the US Open, her last game, was the most-watched tennis broadcast in ESPN history

Moving on: Serena just retired from tennis after an illustrious career.  Her recent defeat at the US Open, her last game, was the most-watched tennis broadcast in ESPN history

Moving on: Serena just retired from tennis after an illustrious career. Her recent defeat at the US Open, her last game, was the most-watched tennis broadcast in ESPN history

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