Ever since Zendaya burst into the scene, she’s been making headlines not only for her singing and acting but also for her fashion as well. Today, Zendaya is known as one of the most fashionable people in Hollywood, partnering up with global brands Bulgari and Louis Vuitton.
Looking through her fashion choices through the years is just as exciting as looking through her acting career. From humble beginnings to global superstar, Zendaya has dozens of unforgettable fashion moments. Here are the top 5 most memorable ones!
It was at the 2012 Teen Vogue Young Hollywood Party that Zendaya really began to delve into the fashion world. She sported a white button-down blouse, and a long, shiny gold skirt.
While simple, it was a striking difference from the lacy pink dresses and, as described by Zendaya herself, “cute” outfits the then-teenage actress was known for.
Shaking Up the 2014 American Music Awards
Since day one, everyone knew Zendaya liked to experiment with her fashion. But probably her first big risk came during the 2014 American Music Awards, where she wore a bronze metallic trench coat and pants, paired with a mint-colored top. She also curled her hair and wore huge hoop earrings.
Her look here shook up the red carpet. Gone were the days of predictable gowns, Zendaya helped usher in a new age for fashion. Plus, her outfit here paid respects to her African heritage, with her curled hair and hoop earrings.
While Zendaya has been around Hollywood for a long time, it was her role in Spider-Man: Homecoming that shot her to the highest levels of fame. In the fashion world, her outfit at the movie’s premiere also drew even more attention to her.
By this time, Zendaya was a known risk-taker when it came to fashion, yet she still managed to surprise everyone with her fully hot pink gown. Some people described it as more suited for Barbie than a superhero movie, while others praised how fun the gown was, and how it challenged the status quo of superhero movies.
In 2019, Zendaya made headlines for starring in Euphoria, an R-18 series that marked the end of her days as a Disney child. But what it didn’t end was her bold fashion choices.
At the premiere of Euphoria, Zendaya sported an all-white mini dress from the Nina Ricci fall 2019 collection. Sound normal, but it was anything but. The dress featured ruffle details that drew everyone’s attention.
Into the Future
In 2020, Zendaya became the brand ambassador for Bulgari. She was already known for her fashion choices, but this partnership cemented her role in the fashion world. And in 2023, she wore an almost traditional black silk gown at the Bulgari Event in Venice, showing that she looks amazing in just about anything.
Today, Zendaya continues to make daring fashion choices. Despite this, no one can say that her fashion is overdone. Even though she takes risks, there’s one thing that all her outfits have in common: she always looks great in them!