Zendaya is living up to her new title of fashion icon.
The 25-year-old actress attended the 2021 CFDA Awards Wednesday night wearing a custom look designed by Vera Wang. Zendaya was the recipient of the coveted Fashion Icon Award, making her the youngest recipient of the award. Past winners include Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé and Naomi Campbell.
Zendaya’s custom look consisted of a matching bright red two-piece set with a bandeau crop top paired with a peplum-style maxiskirt. She looked to Bulgari jewelry for the look, wearing more than 60 carats of diamonds. Zendaya wore the Bulgari Divas’ Dream necklace in white gold and pavé diamonds, a high jewelry bracelet with mother-of-pearl and diamonds, two high jewelry platinum and diamond rings and diamond earrings.
The look was styled by Zendaya’s longtime stylist, trademarked image architect Law Roach, who attended the awards show alongside the star.
“It was important to wear an American designer, and we wanted to go with someone we had a relationship with,” Roach told WWD. “She’s worn Vera in the past, and Vera is incredible.”
Zendaya previously looked to Vera Wang for the 2019 Emmy Awards, where she wore a custom emerald corset-style, draped gown.
The night’s other honorees included actress Anya Taylor-Joy, who won the Face of the Year Award, and fashion designers Christopher John Rogers, Emily Bode Aujla, Telfar Clemens, Edvin Thompson, Demna Gvasalia and Grace Wales Bonner.
Zendaya has long been a style star to watch on the red carpet, regularly experimenting with different styles and aesthetics. She’s an ambassador for Valentino, which designed her bright yellow Oscars dress earlier this year, and was named a Bulgari ambassador last year. She’s also worked with Lancôme, Tommy Hilfiger and other brands in the past.
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