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Zendaya’s Latest Sexy, Strapless Look Is Actually an Iconic Dress From the ’90s


Zendaya is already on track to be one of the best-dressed celebs of 2022, just like the youngest-ever CFDA Fashion Icon was in 2021. Zendaya and her stylist Law Roach can clearly do no wrong.

On Wednesday, January 5, the Emmy winner attended a photo call in Los Angeles for the upcoming second season of Euphoria, wearing vintage Valentino from the early ’90s. I am so sorry to deliver the news that the 1990s are considered vintage now. 

The striking striped gown from Valentino’s spring-summer 1992 line was originally worn on the runway by supermodel Linda Evangelista. Zendaya would not be born until 1996, four years after this dress was made. 

The black-and-white striped dress is strapless with a scalloped neckline. It has a mermaid fit, hugging the body until it cascades slightly at the bottom. Zendaya styled the gown simply with silver drop earrings. She wore her hair red (just like Evangelista’s) and in a glamorous parted updo with some hair swept to the side, which emphasizes the unique scalloped neckline. Zendaya also kept her makeup relatively simple, with a subtle silver smoky eye, rosy cheeks, and a nude orange-toned glossy lip. 

Check out the full look, below:

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And below, the gown when it was worn by Linda Evangelista for the runway show:

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In a December 2021 interview with Colman Domingo for Interview magazine, Zendaya talked about her desires for young people who watch Euphoria, explaining that she hopes they can look beyond the iconic makeup and hoodies. 

“My hope is that the show makes somebody who has either gone through addiction, or knows somebody who has, feel they are less alone in their experiences, and that maybe it gives somebody the lexicon to communicate with their loved one who needs help, or it gives the ability for that loved one to say, ‘Listen, this is how I feel. I couldn’t explain it to you, but just watch this and you’ll understand where I’m coming from,’” she said. “Because the cool thing about Rue is, she makes bad decisions and she hurts a lot of people, but we still love her and we still root for her, and that’s a feeling that I hope people will take on with their own loved ones or other people suffering from addiction.”

The second season of HBO’s Euphoria premieres on Sunday, January 9. 



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