Zendaya’s Best Red Carpet Looks

A fearless approach to red carpet fashion has turned the talented actress into a style icon.

Cher. Prince. Beyoncé. Rihanna. It’s no surprise that some of history’s most unique one-named greats have also been fashion stars. This is certainly true of Zendaya, the 27-year-old multi-hyphenate star who, in just a few years, has catapulted to the upper echelons of Hollywood, headlining both blockbuster films (the Spider-Man series, Dune) and sensational TV (Euphoria, for which she received two Emmys)—and proving herself to be red carpet gold in the process.

Zendaya has continuously produced sartorial perfection thanks to her prolific cooperation with stylist and “Image Architect” Law Roach, becoming as well renowned for her fashion risk-taking as for her superb 21st-century homages to iconic red carpet moments past. Take her tribute to Sharon Stone’s 1998 Academy Awards dress, which included a white blouse and satin skirt combination in bespoke Valentino Haute Couture and tonnes of Bulgari diamonds. Or her gesture to Cher at the 2021 event, where Zendaya looked stunning in lemon yellow Valentino. She is also quite good at sticking to a topic. Check out her outfits on the Spider-Man: No Way Home press tour (a Valentino gown embroidered with spider webs for the L.A. premiere, an Alexander McQueen suit studded with crystal webs for London). Or her Dune tour outfit, which includes a sci-fi Balmain number for the Venice Film Festival and a futuristic draped Rick Owens gown for the UK premiere.

Unlike many celebrities whose fashion moments fade into obscurity, Zendaya’s style statements linger in the collective memory. Whether it’s the captivating Poison Ivy-inspired Vera Wang creation at the 2019 Emmys or the ethereal butterfly-inspired Moschino dress worn at the premiere of The Greatest Showman in 2017, each of her looks is etched in fashion history.

Zendaya’s mastery of the Met Gala’s themes is particularly noteworthy. While some stars struggle to align with the event’s themes, she consistently delivers, effortlessly blending creativity and elegance. From her interpretation of the Commes Des Garçons theme in 2017 with a parrot-printed Dolce and Gabbana gown to her modern Joan of Arc portrayal in Versace chainmail at the Heavenly Bodies-themed Gala in 2018, Zendaya’s Met Gala appearances are nothing short of iconic.

Most recently, Zendaya made waves at the Academy Awards, gracing the red carpet in a striking neon yellow Valentino gown reminiscent of Cher’s legendary style. With a midriff cut-out and cascading hair paying homage to the iconic singer, Zendaya once again asserted her dominance as a fashion icon.

Let’s take a closer look at some of Zendaya’s most remarkable red moments below.

Finally, Zendaya graces the Oscars red carpet once again! Following a whirlwind press tour for “Dune 2,” the actress has made her much-anticipated appearance at the 2024 Oscars, and her red carpet ensemble was worth the anticipation.

During the “Dune: Part Two” Premiere in London on February 15, 2024, in London, Zendaya wore the original Mugler Fall 1995 Haute Couture Fembot robot-looking suit. This piece was created by Manfred Thierry Mugler in collaboration with Jean-Jacques Urcun.

At the 78th Venice International Film Festival, Zendaya epitomised glamour in a striking Balmain ensemble on the red carpet for “Dune.”

Her presence at the 25th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards on January 12, 2020, was nothing short of breathtaking, as she donned a timeless Tom Ford creation.

At the 54th NAACP Image Awards on February 25, 2023, Zendaya turned heads in a stunning Versace couture spring 2002 gown.

For the 29th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on February 26, 2023, she opted for a custom Valentino creation that undoubtedly made a statement.

Zendaya’s appearance at the Spider-Man: No Way Home Los Angeles Premiere on December 13, 2021, showcased her elegance in a chic Valentino ensemble.

With such a remarkable track record of red-carpet appearances, it’s no wonder that Zendaya’s arrival at the Oscars is met with eager anticipation. All eyes are undoubtedly on her as she continues to solidify her status as a true fashion icon.