15 of Zendaya’s Most Iconic Red Carpet Looks

From sporting Loewe at the Women in Film Awards to dazzling in Zac Posen at the Met Gala, see the superstar’s most memorable red carpet moments.

From nailing high-profile roles in Euphoria and The Greatest Showman to designing a sportswear-inspired fashion line, Zendaya has cemented herself as a force to be reckoned within a bevy of creative sectors. Though the actress, activist, singer, designer — what can’t she do? — began her career on Disney, she has since taken over the big screen and red carpet through a certain style and acting prowess.

With the much sought after eye of celebrity stylist Law Roach, Zendaya has sported some of fashion’s biggest labels and rising talents to a host of red carpets and buzzy events. From an asymmetrical Loewe dress to a romantic Vera Wang gown, the multifaceted star has explored her sartorial brilliance through streamlined silhouettes and refined styling. Below, see 15 of Zendaya’s most iconic red carpet moments.

2015 Academy Awards

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No one designs a corset dress quite like Vivienne Westwood. At the Academy Awards, Zendaya wore one of the British designer’s romantic gowns with elegantly minimal styling.

2016 Met Gala

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At the 2017 Met Gala, attendees put forward their interpretation of the night’s futuristic theme: Manus x Machina. For Zendaya, that meant an embellished gold Michael Kors gown with a severe black bob.

2017 Met Gala

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Zendaya’s take on the 2017 Met Gala theme — Comme des Garçons — was a sprawling Dolce & Gabbana gown. The elaborate garment featured a flowing train, off the shoulder bustier, and all over floral iconography.

2017 Fashion Awards

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Not only experimenting with standout fashion, Zendaya sported a blonde pixie cut to the 2017 Fashion Awards. Complimenting her sleek hair style was a velvet dress by Italian label Vivetta that featured horse and star motifs.

2019 Emmy Awards

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For the Emmy Awards, Zendaya chose an emerald green gown by Vera Wang that featured an intricate sheer corset and a flowing draped train.

2019 Met Gala

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One thing is for certain, Zendaya will deliver at the Met Gala. Toying with the 2019 event’s theme of Camp, Zendaya rocked a custom Zac Posen Cinderella gown complete with flickering LED lights and a sparkling carriage clutch.

2020 Critics’ Choice Awards

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All pink was the go-to for the 2020 Critics’ Choice Awards. Crafted by the sleek eye of Tom Ford, the monochromatic ensemble features a molded breastplate top and a flowing floor length skirt.

2020 Emmy Awards

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Though the 2020 Emmy Awards were held virtually, Zendaya did not disappoint stylistically. While accepting the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, the star dazzled in a polka dot Armani Privé gown with a rhinestone embellished bustier.

2020 BET Awards

For the 2020 BET Awards, Zendaya tapped into the extensive archives of Italian house Versace. The slinky purple gown — worn by Beyoncé in her ‘Crazy in Love’ music video — was a fashionable homage to the singer and a major style moment.

2020 Venice Film Festival

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Celebrating her buzzed about role in the sci-fi film Dune, Zendaya sported a leather Balmain ensemble to the Venice Film Festival. The molded silhouette, a signature of creative director Olivier Rousteing, was accented by an emerald necklace and coordinating footwear.

2020 Women in Film Awards

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Law Roach’s pull game is unmatched. Fresh off of Loewe’s Spring/Summer 2022 runway, Roach styled Zendaya in a fitted jersey dress with a rounded breastplate for the Women in Film Awards. The intricate ensemble was completed by geometric earrings and glistening Louboutin heels.

2021 Critics’ Choice Awards

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Accessorized by Bulgari jewelry, Zendaya wore a stunning couture gown by Valentino for the Critics’ Choice Awards. The sprawling ensemble featured a delicate ivory top and a sprawling neon orange skirt.

2020 Paris ‘Dune’ Premiere 

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During an appearance in Paris, the actress sported an immaculate Alaia two piece look. The purple ensemble was fresh off of the brand’s Spring/Summer 2022 runway and marked the brand’s first high-profile dressing since Belgian designer Pieter Mulier took over as creative director.

2020 London ‘Dune’ Premiere 

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Alongside her co-star Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya stunned in a sculptural Rick Owens gown to the London premiere of ‘Dune.’ The exquisite column gown was paired with a sleek updo and minimal, yet eye catching, styling.

2020 ‘Dune’ Premiere After Party

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Following a slew of fashionable appearances promoting her latest film, Zendaya rocked a Nensi Dojaka sheer cut out dress to an after party event in London. Dojaka, who recently won the LVMH Prize, has been a recent go-to designer for celebrities looking to make a major sartorial statement.

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