Over the decade that we’ve seen her astonishing transformation from angelic Disney Channel teen-queen to Gen-Z trailblazer, we’ve seen the 26-year-old actress rock one crazy look after another. She is a chameleon who wears high fashion. A sartorial shapeshifter. One minute she’s wearing a cream silk dress by Valentino, like Cher in the 70s, and the next you see her in a lilac Versace dress, like Beyoncé in the 1970s. Crazy in Love of 2003.
“We play with clothes and create outfits that make us happy or that pay homage to the people who inspire us,” her super stylist, collaborator and image curator Law Roach told Vogue last year. And while most of us have admired her Vivienne Westwood dresses or Chanel’s bouclé twin sets, there’s another area of fashion that the young diva has mastered: tailoring.
Whether it’s a fitted Fear of God-esque pantsuit or a form-fitting two-piece from Sportmax that she wore to this year’s Oscars afterparty, the star is always — hands down — head and shoulders above her Hollywood peers.
Soft and elegant
For her appearance at the New York screening of Euphoria, the actress departed considerably from her usual red carpet aesthetic. Gone were the showy dresses and instead appeared a very chic and very minimalist gray trouser suit, combined with patent leather pumps and an elegant wristwatch.
Sculpted by the gods
In a flood of Oscars 2022 gowns, Zendaya struck a different note with a simple pantsuit from Sportmax, which made headlines. As always with his stylist Law Roach, it’s all in the details, from the jeweled shirt to the leather tie, to the light spots on the fingers, ears and collar. In a word: spectacular.