Zendaya turned heads on Monday as she attended Schiaparelli’s Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2024 show during Paris Fashion Week. The actress debuted a dramatic new look, sporting sleek blunt micro-bangs and an elegant black dress accented with metal thorns in a surreal, sci-fi inspired show.
Zendaya’s Show-Stopping Entrance
The 27-year-old Euphoria star arrived at the event clad in an off-the-shoulder black gown featuring gold piping and embellished metal spikes emerging from the fabric. With her newly chopped fringe framing her face, Zendaya looked regal yet edgy as she posed for photographs.
Her sleek micro-bangs and severe black dress commanded attention on the red carpet among a host of celebrities attending the show. The geometric lines of the dress’s thorns aligned with her blunt fringe to create an strikingly avant-garde effect.
“Only Zendaya can make bangs look this cool,” gushed one fan account on Instagram. “She slays every look.”
The actress paired the architectural gown with strappy black heels and subtle golden jewelry selected by her longtime stylist Law Roach. Her glam squad kept the rest of her beauty look minimal and fresh, complementing the graphic new ‘do.
"No one can work a new look on the red carpet quite like Zendaya," said Harper's Bazaar writer Erica Gonzales. "She constantly keeps us on our toes."
All Eyes on Schiaparelli’s Surreal Show
Inside the event, Zendaya previewed Daniel Roseberry’s second Haute Couture collection for Schiaparelli, the Italian fashion house known for its avant-garde designs influenced by founder Elsa Schiaparelli.
The Spring/Summer 2024 line featured Roseberry’s signature play on hard and soft, with architectural silhouettes intertwined with feminine accents. The mix of black, gold, and shocking pink on layers of tulle, silk, leather and lace created what Vogue called an “alluring dichotomy.”
Animal motifs, celestial references, and notes of superhero costumes collided in the surreal, sci-fi inspired show. Standout looks included:
- Sheer catsuits speckled with gilded flakes resembling space ice and melted gold
- Black column gowns with exaggerated hips and thighs trailing a pink train
- Mini dresses and bodysuits accented with intricate gold embroidery and beading
The pièce de résistance was a black bustled ballgown worn by model Shalom Harlow that unfurled to reveal a baby bump framed by a large gold planet orb with orbiting embryos.
The show culminated with Zendaya’s second entrance, changed into a shocking pink number with an open back, again accompanied by an architectural black dress.
"It was a dynamic, sensational show," raved WWD. "Roseberry continues to thrust the house of Schiaparelli forward with collections that spark dialogue."
Schiaparelli’s nods to kink and astronomic influences aligned with Roseberry’s goal of honoring Elsa Schiaparelli’s legacy of spearheading boundary pushing fashion of her time.
Why All Eyes are on Zendaya
Zendaya’s show-stopping turn on the Schiaparelli runway comes on the heels of her Emmy win last year for Euphoria, which propelled her further into the spotlight. Her daring fashion choices and beauty transformations keep fans captivated around the world.
At just 27, Zendaya has quickly become a major force in Hollywood. After getting her start on the Disney channel, she leveraged her early fame into opportunities to grow her acting portfolio with roles in films like The Greatest Showman, Spiderman, and Dune.
The actress is widely praised not only for her talent, but her poise and wisdom beyond her years. She uses her platform to advocate for social causes and speaks openly about self-acceptance.
"Zendaya just keeps getting better and better each year," remarked Access Hollywood. "We can't take our eyes off her!"
Schiaparelli’s hotly anticipated show marked Zendaya’s first red carpet outing of 2024. If her entrance is any indication of what’s to come, we can expect to see the style icon continuing to take risks and wow audiences with her fashion choices throughout awards season this spring.
What’s Next for Zendaya and Schiaparelli?
Both Zendaya and Schiaparelli are names to keep an eye on in the world of fashion and film.
Zendaya has a busy year ahead with several high-profile projects in the works, including the recently announced Part 2 of Dune expected to release in November. She is also slated to begin filming for Spiderman 4 and a tennis drama alongside Will Smith entitled King Richard.
Meanwhile, momentum continues to build for Schiaparelli under creative director Daniel Roseberry. Rumors have been swirling about a potential acquisition of the brand by luxury conglomerate LVMH. This would align with LMVH’s recent strategy of scooping up smaller heritage houses to expand its portfolio.
Regardless of whether Schiaparelli gets acquired, industry experts expect the brand's provocative blend of innovation and tradition to continue making waves.
“With the vision of Daniel Roseberry and magic of Zendaya, Schiaparelli’s flame burns brightly for the future,” Vogue proclaimed.
If today’s show is any preview, we can count on both stylish stars continuing to dazzle us with their creativity and bold artistic visions in the years ahead. Zendaya and Schiaparelli are clearly just getting started shaking up the worlds of film and fashion.
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