Caitlin Clark Goes Head-to-Toe Prada for the 2024 WNBA Draft

It's the luxury label's first time dressing a player for draft night—in both the men's and women's leagues.

Caitlin Clark wearing Prada sunglasses at the 2024 WNBA draft
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First Caitlin Clark became a national treasure, making basketball history as the top-scoring NCAA Division I player of all-time (for both the women's and men's leagues) and capturing viewers' hearts leading the Iowa Hawkeyes during the 2024 March Madness tournament. Now at the WNBA Draft, she's on her way to going pro with regards to her sport and her personal style.

Clark, the evening's No.1 draft pick, arrived on the WNBA's "orange carpet" in New York City wearing head-to-toe Prada and touches of John Hardy jewelry. Fashion fans immediately had strong feelings about the look.

"She's so Prada. This makes sense," one fan commented under photos Clark re-shared on Instagram shortly after walking the carpet. "Prada her," another wrote.

Caitlin Clark arrives at the 2024 WNBA draft pick wearing a prada set

Caitlin Clark, predicted to be the first draft pick tonight, arrived on the WNBA orange carpet in an all-Prada-everything outfit.

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The two-time national player of the year's look entailed a satin button-up shacket with a coordinating mini skirt. She wore her outermost layer unbuttoned to reveal a sparkly bralette top underneath. Her accessories all came dripping in Prada's triangle logo as well, from semi-translucent pink sunglasses to a tiny top-handle bag and pointed-toe kitten heels.

Speaking to reporters, Clark called the outfit a "special" moment within the bigger spectacle of her career-defining night. "I don't think Prada has ever fitted an NBA or WNBA player before [for the draft], so it's pretty special," she said.

Stylist Adri Zgirdea Toth, who specializes in dressing athletes for major signing events and pre-game tunnel walks, confirmed to Marie Claire that she coordinated Clark's Prada moment. "The look is elegant, classic, timeless, with a little extra sparkle, just like Caitlin," she says.

"Dressing an athlete for the draft is a first for Prada, and this is obviously a first for Caitlin, too. Both are at the forefront of what they do—it’s almost too perfect," Zgirdea Toth adds.

Caitlin Clark wearing a satin Prada jacket and matching clear sunglasses on the WNBA orange carpet

Clark's outfit took "head-to-toe" seriously, beginning with translucent Prada sunglasses and ending with a pair of pointed-toe pumps.

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It's delightful but not wholly unexpected to see Prada's triangular logo all over the WNBA Draft orange carpet. The Italian luxury house is upping its investments in athlete partnerships both on and off the playing field across several major sports—sensing the potential to attract new fans by casting athletes as brand ambassadors.

Prada dressed the Chinese national soccer team for last year's World Cup; at the Bejiing Olympics in 2022, snowboarder Julia Marino went viral for competing (and breaking regulations) with a Prada-branded snowboard. At the 2024 Paris Olympics, Prada and several other designers will be vying for athletes' attention and their outfit credits.

For now, fashion and sports fans can enjoy their worlds colliding in New York City—and watch as Caitlin Clark makes even more basketball history. She just signed with the Indiana Fever, the team holding the first draft pick.

This post has been updated with information about Caitlin Clark's stylist and exclusive quotes.

Halie LeSavage
Senior News Editor (Fashion & Beauty)

Halie LeSavage is the senior fashion and beauty news editor at Marie Claire, where she assigns, edits, and writes stories for both sections. Halie is an expert on runway trends, celebrity style, emerging fashion and beauty brands, and shopping (naturally). In over seven years as a professional journalist, Halie’s reporting has ranged from fashion week coverage spanning the Copenhagen, New York, Milan, and Paris markets, to profiles on industry insiders including stylist Alison Bornstein and J.Crew womenswear creative director Olympia Gayot, to breaking news stories on noteworthy brand collaborations and beauty launches. (She can personally confirm that Bella Hadid’s Ôrebella perfume is worth the hype.) She has also written dozens of research-backed shopping guides to finding the best tote bags, ballet flats, and more. Most of all, Halie loves to explore what trends—like the rise of doll-like Mary Janes or TikTok’s 75 Hard Style Challenge—can say about culture writ large. (She justifies almost any purchase by saying it’s “for work.”) Halie has previously held writer and editor roles at Glamour, Morning Brew, and Harper’s Bazaar. Halie has been cited as a fashion and beauty expert in The Cut, CNN Underscored, and Reuters, among other outlets, and appears in newsletters like Selleb and Self-Checkout to provide shopping recommendations. In 2022, she was awarded the Hearst Spotlight Award for excellence and innovation in fashion journalism. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Harvard College. Outside of work, Halie is passionate about books, baking, and her miniature Bernedoodle, Dolly. For a behind-the-scenes look at her reporting, you can follow Halie on Instagram and TikTok.