Zendaya pushes fashion boundaries in second breastplate dress

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Zendaya pushed fashion boundaries while attending the 2021 Women in Film (WIF) last night. (Getty Images)
Zendaya pushed fashion boundaries while attending the 2021 Women in Film (WIF) last night. (Getty Images)

Zendaya isn't afraid to make a fashion statement on the red carpet. 

From the plum coloured crop top co-ord by Maison Alaïa she wore to the Dune premiere in Paris, to the wet-look, leather Balmain gown she donned at Venice Film festival, the 25-year-old actor is comfortable pushing style boundaries. And her latest look is no different. 

Stepping out at the Women In Film Awards, in Los Angeles, on Wednesday night, the Greatest Showman star wore a straight-from-the-catwalk Loewe spring/summer 2022 ensemble, which featured a distinctive brass breastplate.

While the remainder of the grey maxi dress provided a simple silhouette the shimmering gold plate was the stand-out detail of the show-stopping look. 

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Zendaya pushed fashion boundaries while attending the 2021 Women in Film (WIF) last night. (Getty Images)
The star wore a straight from the catwalk Loewe sping/summer 2022 dress, which featured distinctive brass breastplates. (Getty Images)

She paired the outfit with dangling gold earrings and pointed-toe metallic heels from Christian Louboutin.

According to Vogue, her stylist and longtime collaborator, Law Roach, chose the look from Jonathan Anderson’s latest ground-breaking collection for the Spanish fashion house.

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Zendaya pushed fashion boundaries while attending the 2021 Women in Film (WIF) last night. (Getty Images)
Zendaya clocked up all the fashion headlines last night. (Getty Images)

The gold breastplate detail on the dress had echoes of one of the Euphoria star's most talked about red-carpet looks: the fuchsia Tom Ford bralette she wore to the Critics’ Choice Awards in 2020. 

Roach, referred to Zendaya as a "queen" as he shared a video of the outfit to Instagram. 

The gold breastplate detail on the dress had echoes of one of the Euphoria star's most talked about red-carpet looks: the fuchsia Tom Ford bralette she wore to the Critics’ Choice Awards in 2020.

The structured asymmetrical top featured a metallic sheen and hot-pink straps along the back that added to the futuristic styling.

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Zendaya teamed the standout piece with a matching maxi skirt, along with hot-pink Christian Louboutin heels and pink eye shadow.

The look caused something of a buzz on social media and among her fans - the 'Z-swaggers', as she confessed to affectionately labelling them.

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The actor had a fashion moment in a hot-pink breastplate at the Critics' Choice Awards in January, 2020. (Getty Images)
The actor had a fashion moment in a hot-pink breastplate at the Critics' Choice Awards in January, 2020. (Getty Images)

This particular style moment, as with all of Zendaya's boundary-pushing looks, was created with the aid of her stylist, Law Roach, with whom she’s been working since she was just 15.

The star often credits the stylist for encouraging her to make increasingly brave style choices, including the incredible sheer corset she wore to the Emmys back in 2019.

With her usual red carpet swagger, the actor donned a custom Vera Wang green sheer corset dress with a bold hip-high slit in one of her most daring looks to date.

Speaking of their decade-long style collaboration Roach told WWD: "When she was 14, she didn’t know much about fashion, and we were starting to learn about each other. And I think I had a little bit more say-so in the look.

“But now she’s a grown woman. I think she’s grown, not only the way she chooses and collaborates with me, but in everything. She’s a woman now.”

And though it may initially have been Roach encouraging Zendaya to move out of her fashion comfort zone, she's just as likely to instigate the sartorial talking points now. 

"We always choose the things that give us goosebumps,” he continues. “But she is a little more determined that she gets what she wants.”

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