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Who is behind this outfit from superstar Zendaya

There’s hardly anyone who can ignore Zendaya these days – the US actress has long been a fashion role model on Instagram, and her glamorous red carpet looks are liked millions of times. Her latest scoop: a two-piece creation by Vera Wang, which Zendaya wore at the CFDA Fashion Awards in New York.

The outfit was tailored to her body and skillfully set Zendaya’s petite body in scene: a tight, floor-length skirt, asymmetrically fluffed at the low-set hips, a strapless, narrow bandeau top around the chest, all made of purple silk fabric. US designer Vera Wang, known for her extravagant gowns and wedding dresses, proudly posted her creation on Instagram:

For her hairstyle, Zendaya had opted for box braids – thickly braided rascals that reached üover her butt. Raoul Alejandre was responsible for the makeup, which put the focus on the eye area: Rosétöne, which was also reflected in the blush.

Who is Zendaya?

If you’ve never heard the name Zendaya, you probably don’t belong to the 25-year-old’s üover 110 million (!) Instagram followers (as of Nov. 12, 2021). The American started – like so many before her – her career in 2010 at Disney alongside Bella Thorne. Thanks to her acting, dancing and musical talent, she quickly made a name for herself, her cinematic highlights so far: "Spider-Man: Homecoming" (2017), the Netflix relationship drama "Malcolm & Marie" and the HBO series "Euphoria", for which she became the youngest actress to date to win an Emmy in the category "Best Lead Role in a Drama Series".

At the 78th Venice Film Festival, she presented the remake of "Dune" planned for October 2021, for which she was in front of the camera alongside Timothée Chalamet. Zendaya also loves the fashion industry: in the past she launched her own collection with Tommy Hilfiger and modeled for Valentino and Bvlgari, among others. She has also graced the cover of Vogue several times.

Hollywood glamour, pops of color and extravagance.

The red carpet looks of the multi-talent land again and again on various best dressed lists, because hardly any other young actress combines casualness and feminine elegance in such an unpretentious way as she does, in the social media she is showered with praise by fashion enthusiasts. And rightly so: Zendaya presents breathtaking gowns just as effortlessly as classic pantsuits or candy-colored two-pieces.

Unforgettable: her appearance at the 2018 MET Gala as a modern-day Joan of Orléans in shimmering silver Versace rüstung. Or her emerald green, custom-tailored Vera Wang gown at the 2019 Emmys with a sheer corsage top.

NEW Zendaya in a look by Versace at the 2018 MET Gala.Photo: Getty Images

Zendaya owes her WOW appearances not only to her own sense of style, but also to celebrity stylist Law Coach. He is known for his extravagant stylings and also works with singer Halsey and actress Anya Taylor Joy. The 43-year-old has been working with Zendaya for a long time, and he described the style that he and the actress have developed together as a kind of dressing up to the British "Vogue": "We (…) create looks that make us happy or that are a tribute to those people who inspire us".

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Staying true to one hairstyle? The Hollywood star obviously doesn’t think much of that. Instead, Zendaya prefers to experiment with different hairstyles and hair lengths. Whether XXL-brands, soft beachwaves, cornrows, afro or sleek bob – Zendaya has had pretty much every hairstyle.

Zendaya as a modern Amazon: in a custom-made dress in hot pink by Tom Ford and with super long braids Photo: Getty Images

The 25-year-old also likes to try out different colors. In the past few years, she has changed lively between jet black, brown, copper red to blond – and always looked fantastic.

The actress also likes to experiment when it comes to makeup

The only beauty trend to which Zendaya remains true: her strikingly natural eyebrows. Plucked is nothing here, as she revealed in 2016 in a video of "Vogue". Beyond that, however, the same applies to makeup as to her outfits: anything goes. From coral lipstick to pink eye shadow. Zendaya’s go-to look at events is smokey eyes, preferably in the color of her outfit, plus lips in dark nude with lots of gloss. More of that, please.