Zendaya is the true epitome of a red carpet fashion chameleon. The actress never fails to impress Us with her fearless, jaw-dropping style. Over the years, her looks have ranged from cool menswear-inspired pantsuits to glamorous, curve-hugging gowns.
The California native rose to fame as a Disney Channel star on the sitcom Shake It Up, which aired from 2010 to 2013. She went on to score leading roles in films like The Greatest Showman, Spider-Man: Homecoming and Malcolm & Marie.
One of her most recent roles is Rue Bennett in the HBO drama, Euphoria. Her acting earned her a Primetime Emmy, People’s Choice Awards and more — and the on screen beauty of it all is simply too much to handle.
With such a stacked acting resume, the star finds herself on dozens of red carpets — and she never disappoints. So while it’s borderline impossible to choose just one of the star’s best fashion looks over the years, Us Weekly’s Stylish has rounded up a handful.
A throwback we’ll obsess over until the end of time is her ball gown from the 2017 Met Gala. The California native dressed to impress for the annual event in an off-the-shoulder Dolce & Gabbana gown covered in a whimsical, colorful parrot pattern.
Her glam was just as mesmerizing as her gown. The star rocked a voluminous afro and orange-toned makeup to match her dress.
One of our all-time favorites came to pass at the 71st annual Emmy Awards, where she wore a strapless emerald green stunner by Vera Wang which she paired with matching Brian Atwood pumps.
While IRL red carpets took a backseat in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the fashion icon brought out her best looks to date in 2021. And with a little help from stylist Law Roach, nearly every look carried a touching tribute.
At the BET Awards for example, Zendaya paid tribute to Beyoncé, wearing a reimagined version of the same vintage Versace gown the Ivy Park founder wore to the awards in 2003. Rather than wearing a mini version like Queen B did during her on-stage performance, The Greatest Showman star rocked a midi-length version.
Flash-forward to the Time 100 Gala in June 2022, Zendaya was a vision in a stunning Bob Mackie dress, which was first seen on the runway in 1998. The gown featured a geometric construction, consisting of sections in shades of turquoise and black. The bodice of the number was designed with a sweetheart neckline and was finalized with billowing skirt.
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