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WHO: Tennis player Bethanie Mattek-Sands.

WHAT: Designed by British designer Alex Noble (he collaborated with Lady Gaga on the "Judas" music video), the athlete's jacket was composed of a dozen tennis balls (which were cut in half) along with silver studs and long fringe. Maybe she was inspired by the fringe on Song of Style's '60s-inspired shawl?

And yes, the flashy attire adhered to Wimbledon's all-white rule, but she did not compete in the attention-grabbing piece. According to "The Mirror," one spokesperson said, "As long as it conforms to all the rules that's fine. There's a taste question to it but that's not something we decide on."

WHERE: Wimbledon Tennis Championships.

WHY: The self-proclaimed Lady Gaga of the women's tour garnered gasps and laughs from the crowd as she arrived for her first match against Japan's Misaki Doi.

bethanie mattek sands  white tennis ball outfit wimbledon fringe studs lady gaga

Photo: AP Foto/Mark Baker