Zendaya Still Wants to Dress Up for the 2020 Emmys—Even From Her Living Room

Ever the head-turning fashionista, Zendaya still wants to make her remote experience as a first-time Emmy nominee a well-dressed one.

By Samantha Schnurr Aug 20, 2020 2:13 PMTags
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Whether she's at the Microsoft Theater or in her living room, first-time Emmy nominee Zendaya is going to bring her signature style to the annual award show. 

As the country well knows, we're in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, which has turned everything about daily life on its head, including Hollywood and its long-running traditions. Come September, the Emmy Awards will go virtual for the first time in its history. While few details are even known about the upcoming unprecedented format, stars will be attending from home, which has spurred questions about the dress code

While there's been questions about virtual guests in pajamas, Zendaya, who is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, is still planning to put a well-dressed foot forward. "I want to dress up," she told Jimmy Kimmel Live! guest host Ben Platt Wednesday during her remote appearance. "I do want to dress up. I still want to have the experience."

Even if that means strutting down her living room carpet as opposed to a red one. "It'll be...probably just my family over here," she said, "but I definitely want to pull a look and maybe just walk my living room carpet."

As she acknowledged, "It's different for sure, but I'm grateful either way." 

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Zendaya's Best Fashion Week Looks Ever

Considering her standout style history, fans will also be grateful to see whatever outfit Zendaya picks for the unique occasion. 

After all, in addition to being a celebrated actress, the 23-year-old is also known as one of Hollywood's leading fashionistas. A sartorial risk-taker, Zendaya has kept fans on their toes over the years as she's stepped out in one head-turning look after the next. 

"Zendaya on the red carpet…I don't think there's too many women in the world that does what she does on a red carpet," her longtime stylist Law Roach told E! News in 2018. "You could put a trash bag on her and she will not only look great, but she will feel great and she would sell that trash bag like it is a couture gown. It's just all confidence."

In anticipation of whatever fabulous look Zendaya ultimately dons as an Emmy contender, keep scrolling for a walk down memory lane of her best looks!

Gorgeous Gown

Zendaya wore a stunning outfit from Alaïa's Spring/Summer 2022 collection during a September 2021 photocall for Dune in Paris.

Dazzling Dress

Zendaya walked the red carpet in a gorgeous Balmain dress for the 2021 Venice International Film Festival. 

She's Lit (Literally!)

The actress wowed at the 2019 Met Gala in this Cinderella-inspired light-up gown.

Horsin' Around

Zendaya got whimsical in a black velvet dress with horse detailing around the bust.

Colorful Cutie

Zendaya showcased a colorful orange mini dress and matching head scarf for a TV appearance in NYC.

Baby Got Back

Zendaya rocked a backless red and black dress for her Spider-Man: Far From Home premiere in Hollywood.

Green With Envy

For the 2019 Emmy Awards, the fashionista flashed major leg in a gorgeous green gown with a nude illusion bodice and thigh-high slit.

The People have Spoken!

The PCA nominated actress rocks a one-strapped black gown with silver rope detail at the 2019 E!'s Peoples Choice Awards. 

Fab in Fuchsia

The Euphoria actress wears a unique pink Tom Ford bustier with matching skirt during the 2020 Critics' Choice Awards. 

Nude Attitude

Zendaya is simply statuesque in this floor-length nude gown at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscars party.

Black Beauty

Zendaya shows off her toned tummy in a criss-crossed string outfit with slit sleeves.

White Hot

The actress rocked a white cropped suit with matching pointy shoes at the GQ Men of the Year awards.

Amour of Love

For the Met Gala, Zendaya channeled Joan of Arc with this sensational dress and short bob.

Vegas Vibes

For CinemaCon 2018 in Las Vegas, the star wears red on red with white pumps and it's amazing.

Brown Beauty

The Greatest Showman star wears a brown mini dress with a balloon-like skirt and can't-miss gold earrings.

Dark Beauty

This is the anti-princess' perfect ball gown. The black is elegant while the red skirt is mercurial. 

Girl on Fire

The way the light touches the actress' gold lamé trench almost looks like foil on fire. 

That's a Wrap

The Greatest Showman actress was literally all wrapped up when her promoting her latest flick on Live With Kelly and Ryan. Everything from the pinstripe blouse to the dual-tone skirt complemented her body. 

Sequinned Star

Zendaya's shimmering Vivetta suit is a total show-stopper. We can't look away.

PJ Party

How cool does she look in this pajama-inspired Ashish ensemble and Le Silla heels? This is how you do comfy on a red carpet.

Culotte Cutie

How do you make a high-fashion look remotely casual? This is it. The star threw a plain white tee into the mix with culottes, heels and a gorgeous Gucci bag.

Bold & Beautiful

The actress wore bright hues to the Barcelona premiere of Spider-Man: Homecoming—looking like a true style star. Pairing emerald trousers with a red, white and sheer sweater and white pumps takes serious skill and confidence to pull off...all of which she has, ten fold.

White Hot

In a short visit to Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week the actress went all white in this Ralph and Russo dress and Le Silla pumps.

Embellished Elegance

Zendaya steps out in Paris in an elegant white, embellished gown by Ralph and Russo.

Tropical Princess

The singer shut down the MET Gala with this daring tropical inspired number by Dolce and Gabbana. 

Flower Power

In a Reem Acra white, floral sleeved dress and Giuseppe Zanotti sandals the actress attends the 2016 Glamour Women of the Year Awards as an honoree.

Green With Envy

Zendaya bares her back in this gorgeous light green gown by Zuhair Murado paired with bronze Le Silla heels.

Cutout Couture

The actress brings the elegance to the CFDA's with this blue and white cutout, off-the-shoulder gown by Michael Kors. 

Nude Two-Piece Number

In Custom Calvin Klein

Daring One-Shoulder

In Michael Kors

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