Revisiting Zendaya’s Award-Worthy Style Evolution

Zendaya will present an award at the 2024 Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles on March 10, and the Dune actress is sure to turn heads on the red carpet once again.

By Olivia Evans Mar 08, 2024 12:00 PMTags
Watch: E! News Vault: Zendaya's Journey From Disney Starlet to a Fashion A-Lister!

Zendaya's red carpet looks are so good, we want to put them all on replay. 

After bringing her red carpet A-game to the Dune: Part Two premieres all over the world, the 27-year-old is getting ready to take things up a notch at the 2024 Oscars.

At the March 10 ceremony, where she's presenting, the Euphoria star will surely be a contender for best dressed. Since her Disney days, Zendaya has always been known to turn heads on any carpet she walks—partially to the credit of her longtime collaboration with stylist Law Roach.

In fact, over the years the duo have earned a reputation for pulling together jaw-dropping, on theme ensembles for movie premieres. After all, while Margot Robbie earned a fair share of buzz for her 2023 Barbie red carpet moments, Zendaya also emulated her character for her Spider-Man red carpet looks in 2021, and took it to a whole new level for the Dune: Part Two premieres. 

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Of Zendaya's latest red carpet moments, Law told Vogue: "The looks served as an extension of the wardrobe from the movie; It was intentional and purposeful."

And the pair have also relied heavily on vintage clothing throughout their more than 13 years of collaborating. 

"At first, it came out of necessity because back when we started, nobody would lend her clothes," Law added to Vogue of dressing Zendaya in vintage clothing. "We never work based on what we think somebody's reaction is going to be."

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The Emmy winner has spoken often about how much she loves working with Law, but she carries her own weight when it comes to her personal style—on red carpets and beyond. 

"I've always loved fashion and I've found that it's an incredibly fun way to express myself," she told Harper's Bazaar in 2022. "I definitely have a strong point of view on what I'm wearing."

Read on to see Zendaya's red carpet style evolution.

Oscars Glam

Zendaya rocks a two-piece look to the 2022 Oscars, featuring a cropped silky blouse and bedazzled skirt.

Vintage Valentino

Zendaya sports a spring/summer Valentino gown at the premiere of season two of Euphoria in January 2022.

Gorgeous Gown

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

Sleek Monochromatic Look

Zendaya arrived at the Dune: Part Two world premiere Feb. 15 in a fembot-inspired vintage Mugler bodysuit. The striking futuristic ensemble, which she paired with jewels from Bulgari, features clear panels around her chest, stomach, arms, thighs and butt. 

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.

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