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.
In 2010, Zendaya debuted this sweet, frothy pink dress paired with a black jacket for a Disney Channel event.
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.
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.
A statement bowler topped off this austere look in a rare monochrome at the
Teen Vogue Young Hollywood Party.
Zendaya appeared at the 2014 American Music Awards in a daring, gold and seafoam variation on the crop-top-and-pantsuit look.
Giuliana Rancic’s off-color comments didn’t detract from Zendaya’s 2015 Oscars look, an ivory Vivienne Westwood gown.
Fausto Puglisi, a favorite designer of the singer, crafted this trailing dress in red and black for the 2015 Met Gala.
A Nicolas Jebran shirtdress, Roberto Cavalli heels, and fresh bowl cut stole the show at last year’s BET Awards.
Zendaya appeared at the 2015 amfAR Gala in a Dsquared2 shortsuit and buttoned-up white dress shirt, staking her claim to menswear.
In stark contrast to the previous look, Zendaya goes baby pink for the 2015 American Music Awards in Emanuel Ungaro and matching Christian Louboutins.
This tiered, jewel-toned Marchesa gown turned heads at the 2016 Golden Globes red carpet.
Zendaya went blonde to support
Kode magazine in a matching striped top-and-skirt ensemble. Photo via FilmMagic and Getty Images
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.
Zendaya in Saloni at ‘Extra’ in Universal City, California, July 2016.
Zendaya in Moschino at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports Awards in Westwood, California, July 2016.