Her first red carpet of the year. Zendaya attended the NAACP Image Awards on Saturday, February 25, after skipping the Golden Globes and the Critics Choice Awards.
The 26-year-old wore a striking green and black strapless gown with a plunging neckline. The ruffled, mermaid cut skirt featured a high slit for the Spider-Man: No Way Home star’s long legs. The look was topped off with Bulgari jewels, including a statement bracelet.
The vintage Atelier Versace Couture number was from spring 2002 and styled by Law Roach, who attended the Los Angeles ceremony with the actress. Ahead of the show, the stylist teased fans via Instagram with a video showing Zendaya on several red carpets over the years. “She’s been gone for a minute….. Y’all ready?” he asked.
The K.C. Undercover alum shared her own shots of her gorgeous look, giving a clear view of her natural makeup, voluminous hair and black nails. “Insaaaanity💚,” Gigi Hadid commented.
“STUNNINGGGGGGGG MY GOODNESS 😍😍,” SZA added while Storm Reid wrote a simple, “wow.”
Zendaya was nominated for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series for her role in HBO’s Euphoria. The category also included P-Valley‘s Brandee Evans, The Equalizer‘s Queen Latifah, Queen Sugar‘s Rutina Wesley and 9-1-1‘s Angela Bassett, who ultimately took home the trophy.
Though she didn’t win big at the NAACP Image Awards, the California native, who is dating Tom Holland, has won several other awards recently. She won both a Golden Globe and a Critics’ Choice Award for her role as a teen drug addict on Euphoria, but she was absent from both award shows.
She last stole the spotlight in person at the Emmys in September 2022, where she won her second statue for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama.
“Thank you for believing in me even in my moments where I didn’t believe in myself,” Zendaya said in her acceptance speech at the time. “I just want to say, you know, my greatest wish for Euphoria was that it could help heal people. I just want to say thank you to everyone who has shared their story with me. I want you to know that anyone who has loved a Rue or feels like they are a Rue, I want you to know I’m so grateful for your stories and I carry them with me, and I carry them with her.”
She is nominated for Best Female Actor in a Drama Series for her work on Euphoria at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, February 26.