Zendaya: From Disney Sweetheart To Street-Style Favorite

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When Zendaya stepped out onto the 2016 Grammys red carpet with a freshly cut mullet, she also burst into the night’s fashion conversation. But W’s April cover star has been a burgeoning style icon since her early start as a Disney channel ingénue, consistently leaning towards menswear-inflected looks: blazers, crop tops, and a well-tailored trouser pant. See her style evolution here.

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In 2010, Zendaya debuted this sweet, frothy pink dress paired with a black jacket for a Disney Channel event.

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At the 43rd annual NAACP Image Awards, Zendaya wore a champagne-colored evening gown that might be equally at home at a prom as a red carpet.

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Appearing in what would soon become a classic look for the young singer-actress, Zendaya walked the red carpet at the Los Angeles premiere of Blended in a crop top, matching Bermudas, and blazer.

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A statement bowler topped off this austere look in a rare monochrome at the Teen Vogue Young Hollywood Party.

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Zendaya appeared at the 2014 American Music Awards in a daring, gold and seafoam variation on the crop-top-and-pantsuit look.

In gold and seafoam,

Giuliana Rancic’s off-color comments didn’t detract from Zendaya’s 2015 Oscars look, an ivory Vivienne Westwood gown.

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Fausto Puglisi, a favorite designer of the singer, crafted this trailing dress in red and black for the 2015 Met Gala.

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A Nicolas Jebran shirtdress, Roberto Cavalli heels, and fresh bowl cut stole the show at last year’s BET Awards.

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Zendaya appeared at the 2015 amfAR Gala in a Dsquared2 shortsuit and buttoned-up white dress shirt, staking her claim to menswear.

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In stark contrast to the previous look, Zendaya goes baby pink for the 2015 American Music Awards in Emanuel Ungaro and matching Christian Louboutins.

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This tiered, jewel-toned Marchesa gown turned heads at the 2016 Golden Globes red carpet.

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Zendaya went blonde to support Kode magazine in a matching striped top-and-skirt ensemble.

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Zendaya in Haider Ackermann at the iHeartRadio Music Awards in Inglewood, California, April 2016.


Zendaya in Michael Kors at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala for ‘Manus x Machina’ in New York, New York, May 2016.

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Zendaya in Saloni at ‘Extra’ in Universal City, California, July 2016.

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Zendaya in Moschino at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports Awards in Westwood, California, July 2016.