There are few celebrities that do it like Zendaya.
Originally a star on Disney Channel’s Shake it Up, and with movies including Zapped and the show K.C. Undercover under her belt, her career kicked off similar to plenty of other celebrities, but somehow she’s managed to rise to the top – and became a fashion icon, along the way.
For the past few years, Zendaya has been a regular on the red carpet. Whether it is dressing up as Joan of Arc or Cinderella for the Met Gala, or doing press tours for movies including The Greatest Showman, Spider-Man, and Malcom and Marie, she’s always showing up in an exceptional look. She’s been so influential that she’s even being crowned the 2021 CFDA Fashion Icon at the upcoming awards.
Thanks to her stylist, the talented Law Roach, Zendaya’s style will go down in history. Now, she’s touring to promote her upcoming film Dune alongside Timothee Chalamet, and during every single appearance, Timmy takes an L because of Z’s immaculate looks (although, showing up in a Slytherin cardigan was never going to cut it in the first place).
Lately, Zendaya has been dressing in looks strictly off the runway, wearing Jonathan Anderson‘s Loewe gown with a gold breastplate, a Nensi Dojaka dress from the designer’s latest London Fashion Week show, a Vivienne Westwood look with a chain top, a purple Alaïa set, and most recently, a structured Rick Owens sequin gown from the designer’s latest show.
The image architect hasn’t just been busy dressing Zendaya in the latest and greatest, his clients also include Euphoria‘s Hunter Schafer, Anya Taylor Joy, as well as magazines such as GQ, Glamour, and more. It’s an impressive portfolio, to say the least.
Zendaya has reached icon status – that’s the simplest way to put it. She’s doing the absolute most, and is leaving everyone else in her shadow along the way.
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Together with Law, she’s managed to not only be defined as an actress but as a pioneer of style. At 25, she’s incredibly successful and is undoubtedly one of the biggest stars of today, and she’s continuing to pave the way for young Black actors in the industry.
Basically, Zendaya is the moment, and if you’re not riding her wave yet, what the hell are you waiting for?