Zendaya’s Best Looks!

As the youngest recipient of the Fashion Icon Award, there is no denying that Zendaya has style! Let’s take a look at Zendaya’s award-winning style and most iconic fashion looks. 

This year’s Council of Fashion Designers of America awarded Zendaya Coleman the Fashion Icon Award. Never afraid to express herself through her clothing, making her deservedly the youngest recipient of this prestigious award. With the help of her stylist Law Roach, there is no look these two cannot execute. Let’s take a look at some of our favorite looks throughout her career.

2015 Academy Awards

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We had to start this list off with a bang, and what number would be better than this look from the 2015 Academy Awards? Zendaya looks stunning in this white off-the-shoulder Vivienne Westwood gown, and her locks tie together this beautifully elegant look.

2021 BET Awards

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Zendaya looked stunning in this purple Versace gown, and we love a garment with history. This is the same dress that Beyonce wore to her debut performance of ‘Crazy In Love’ at the 2003 BET Awards. Talk about a full-circle moment!

2019 Emmy Awards

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There is something about this jewel-toned Vera Wang corset dress, paired with the burgundy hair, that gives us Jessica Rabbit energy. She left no crumbs on this carpet.

2020 Critics Choice Awards

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This hot pink Tom Ford look is just that, hot! This top is a custom design, pairing a strong breastplate with a soft, flowy maxi skirt. This look was everything we didn’t know we needed.

2021 Dune Premiere – Paris

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We don’t know what we love more from this look, the hair or the outfit… or the fact that the two complement each other so well! Not only does this deep purple look amazing on Zendaya, it really embodies the energy of fall. The ensemble is a look from Belgian designer Pieter Mulier’s debut collection for Maison Alaia.

2021 Bulgari B.Zero1 Collection Launch Party

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One of the great things about fashion is that it allows the wearer to express themselves, and in that, we can see their evolution. This is a very mature yet fun look, from the updo to the slacks. Zendaya completely owns this Rahul Mishra top from the spring 2020 Couture collection.

2019 Met Gala: Notes on Camp

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This was a gorgeous look and performance piece that Zendaya got to share with the award-winning stylist and fairy godfather, Law Roach. He is a pillar in the world of fashion, and the LGBTQ community, appearing as a judge on shows like Legendary and America’s Next Top Model. As the mastermind behind all of her incredible looks, it was amazing to experience the duos’ take on camp.

2019 Fendi Couture Fall Collection – Rome

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This is probably one of our favorite looks on the list, maybe it’s because the Colosseum compliments Zendaya so well. She wore this brown print Fendi dress in attendance to the fashion houses’ couture fall collection in 2019.

2021 Venice International Film Festival

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Zendaya stunned the red carpet in a custom ruched Balmain dress for the premiere of her film Dune. Stylist Law Roach is known for his eye for jewelry, and he did not disappoint. The diamond and emerald encrusted snake was mesmerizing and made a beautiful statement.

2017 The Greatest Showman Alive Premiere – Sydney

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We saved the best for last with this Moschino butterfly dress by Jeremy Scott. The design was very fitting, as Zendaya’s role in this movie seemed to represent a pivotal milestone in her career.

After consistently serving looks on red carpets and magazine covers alike, gracing us with her on-screen presence, Zendaya has become a household name in the worlds of film and fashion. Making statements wherever she goes, a power that fashion can wield, Zendaya was the perfect choice to honor this award with.

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Reina Garcia

Reina is a senior at Emerson College majoring in Journalism. When she isn’t working, she enjoys spending her free time listening to music and reading.