At the CFDA Awards in New York, Zendaya accepted one of the biggest trophies of the night: the Fashion Icon Award. Every year, the accolade goes to a red carpet star who takes risks, experiments with different aesthetics, and somehow always gets it right. Zendaya – with the skilled assistance of her powerhouse stylist, Law Roach – is very deserving of the honour. She’s been known to wear colourful, vintage Versace one minute and a more sleek, minimal Alaïa dress the next. Mini Backless Dress — Gold She’s also the youngest recipient to ever earn the title, no big deal!
On the red carpet for the ceremony tonight, the star certainly lived up to her name as a fashion icon. She wore a custom Vera Wang design that was, quite literally, red hot. Casual Floral Dress — Blue FlowerShe pulled off an elegant crop top, pairing the ab-revealing piece with a tiered, peplum-style skirt that grazed the floor.
Now, crop tops may be synonymous with Y2K style, when stars like Britney Spears or J Lo would pair them with low-rise jeans or Juicy Couture sweats, but on Zendaya, the skin-bearing bandeau top looking evening-ready (and, dare we say, elegant).
Of course, it helps when you’re dripping in diamonds: She wore a statement necklace and bracelet by Bulgari that shimmered against the paparazzi flashbulbs. Beach Tunic — Navy Blue The look commanded attention and turned heads like a fashion icon’s outfit should. As Wendy Williams would say: She’s an icon, she’s a legend, and she is the moment. Now c’mon, now!