Sure, the French Open does enjoy its share of haute couture with the likes of Givenchy, YSL, Dior, etc. parading around the courts.
The players aren't far behind either and have been slowly drawing the shutterbugs away from the Parisian crowd over the last few years.
But as I watch the tournament progress, I've noticed that Roland Garros is missing that zing, that spark, that touch of gaudiness that'll make you say, "Now that's what I'm talkin 'bout!" And I don't mean the Williams sisters!
Roland Garros is missing Bud Collins—the fashion icon.
A legendary sports columnist and commentator by profession, Bud is more famously known for his signature bow ties and custom-made pants designed from fabrics he collects from his travels around the world.
Bud Collins has given a whole new definition to the term haute couture.
Bud Collins can shut down Paris' Golden Triangle in a matter of minutes if he were to appear there.
Bud Collins once made my eight-year-old self ask my dad, "Why is a clown interviewing Steffi Graf?"
And here's why.