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Zendaya's Style Evolution, From Fashion Darling To Red Carpet Favorite

Has she ever turned out a bad look?

From her newsworthy 2015 Oscars gown to her many head-turning Met Gala looks, Zendaya has been a style superstar since day one. With the help of her longtime stylist Law Roach, the actress has stayed busy over the past five-plus years, consistently delivering jaw-dropping looks on the red carpet.

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2014, MTV Movie Awards

Zendaya wore an Ungaro dress for one of her early red carpet appearances.

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2014, BET Awards

As a presenter at the 2014 BET Awards, she wore a sporty Ungaro look, pairing it with a black hat.

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2015, Oscars

The gown (and hair) that put Zendaya on the fashion map. She wore an off-the-shoulder silk gown by Vivienne Westwood to the 2015 Oscars.

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2015, Met Gala

A few months later, she wore a detailed Fausto Puglisi dress to the Met Gala.

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2015, BET Awards

Zendaya seamlessly merged casual and dressy in a short and sparkly Nicolas Jebran shirt dress.

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2016, Grammys

In honor of David Bowie, Zendaya wore a DSquared2 suit (and mullet).

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2016, Met Gala

She then paid homage to Cher in Michael Kors for her sophomore appearance on the Met Gala red carpet.

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2017, Spider-Man: Homecoming Premiere

She went for an all-pink look in Ralph & Russo for her blockbuster film premiere.

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2017, InStyle Awards

As an honoree at the 2017 InStyle Awards, Zendaya wore a fringe Schiaparelli couture gown.

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2017, The Greatest Showman Premiere in Sydney

Her monarch butterfly gown from Moschino stole the show.

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2017, British Fashion Awards

Always up for experimentation and unexpected looks, Zendaya showed off a blonde 'do and Vivetta gown with an illusion-baring bodice.

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2018, Met Gala

At the 2018 Met Gala, she channeled Joan of Arc in Versace.

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2018, GQ Men of The Year Awards

Perhaps showing her love for the Lakers in a purple-and-gold Ralph & Russo gown.

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2019, Met Gala

She played Cinderella in a light-up ballgown by Tommy Hilfiger.

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2019, Euphoria Premiere

She wore a white tulle Nina Ricci dress for the premiere of her HBO show Euphoria.

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2019, Spider-Man: Far From Home premiere

The Spider-Man franchise returned in 2019, and she wore a sequined Armani Privé gown for the premiere.

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2019, Emmys

She wore an emerald Vera Wang bustier gown to the 2019 Emmy Awards.

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2020, Critics' Choice Awards

Leave it to Zendaya to pull off the famous Tom Ford metal breastplate, which she wore to the 2020 Critics' Choice Awards with a matching pink skirt.

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2020, AAA Arts Awards

The starlet showed off her midriff in a sleek, black gown from Christopher Esber’s Resort 2020 collection, paired with black pumps.

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2020, The Launch Of Solar Dream Hosted by Fendi

The actress opted for a more relaxed ‘fit, wearing an oversized, honey-colored cardigan and checkered shorts from Fendi’s Spring 2020 collection. She also wore spunky knee-high boots by Christian Louboutin.

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2021, ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Awards

Zendaya shined on the black carpet in a vintage peplum ensemble from Yves Saint Laurent’s 1982 couture collection. She completed her look with black pumps from Roger Vivier and jewels from Bvlgari.

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2021, Academy Awards

Zendaya exuded “sun goddess” energy in a custom yellow, strapless couture gown by Valentino, paired with heels from Jimmy Choo and diamonds from Bvlgari.

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2021, Space Jam: A New Legacy Premiere

Zendaya attended the premiere of Space Jam: A New Legacy in a whimsical multicolored ensemble from Moschino’s Resort 2022 collection, paired with white pumps from Christian Louboutin and jewelry from Bvlgari.

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2021, The Card Counter Premiere at the Venice International Film Festival

The actress stunned at the 2021 Venice Film Festival in a custom Balmain gown, paired with jewels from Bvlgari.

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2021, Dune Premiere in Paris

Wearing an aubergine two-piece crop top and a fitted skirt, finished off with shearling detailing from Alaïa’s Spring 2022 collection.

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2021, Women in Film (WIF) Awards

Wearing a gray, sleeveless gown adorned with gold breast-plated ensemble from Loewe’s Spring 2022 collection, just a week after it debuted on the runway. She paired her look with Christian Louboutin pumps.

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2021, Dune Premiere in UK

At the UK premiere of Dune, the actress wore a sculptural gown embellished in sequins from Rick Owens, paired with diamonds from Bvlgari.

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