Every Time Zendaya Slayed the Red Carpet

Ahead of the 2020 Emmys, take a look back at nominee Zendaya's jaw-dropping style moments over the years.

By Jess Cohen Sep 19, 2020 1:00 PMTags
Related: Zendaya Still Wants to Dress Up for the 2020 Emmys

We can always count on Zendaya for a jaw-dropping style moment.

This year, the Euphoria star is nominated for her first-ever Emmy Award, and she's ready to go glam despite the ceremony being virtual. "I want to dress up," she told Ben Platt during a recent chat on Jimmy Kimmel Live. "I do want to dress up. I still want to have the experience."

Though she'll be at home, the 24-year-old nominee said she wants to "pull a look and maybe just walk my living room carpet."

Zendaya, who received a nod in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series category, has become known for her stunning red carpet looks over the years. Last year, the Disney alum, who works with stylist Law Roach, turned heads at the 2019 Emmys with her gorgeous emerald dress, designed by Vera Wang.

"She'd rather be seen in green...." Roach wrote alongside a photo of the star on the red carpet at the ceremony.

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Zendaya's Best Looks

Zendaya also delivered an unforgettable fashion moment at the 2020 Critics' Choice Awards earlier this year. For the ceremony, the actress donned a fuchsia asymmetrical top along with a maxi skirt.

"I feel incredibly grateful for Euphoria, in general, and just the fact that I could be a part of it," she told E! News at the award show in Feb. 2020. "To be even mentioned in the conversation, with a lot of people that are pretty special, it's very cool."

Ahead of the 2020 Emmys, we're revisiting all of Zendaya's must-see fashion moments over the years. Take a trip down memory lane in the gallery below!

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

Silvery Siren

In Manning Cartell

Sleek and Stunning

In Marchesa

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