Zendaya and Her Bandeau Bra Top Were the Stars of the 2021 CFDA Awards
If you knew you were getting an award for being, quite literally, a fashion icon at the 2021 CFDA awards, what would you wear? For Zendaya, the answer is this: a red bandeau crop top and a matching floor-length column skirt with billowing peplum detail.
The actor, 25, attended the ceremony Wednesday night in New York where she was presented with the Fashion Icon award—the youngest person to ever receive the honor—by supermodel Iman, 2010’s recipient of the same award. Zendaya accentuated her custom Vera Wang outfit with elegant diamond jewelry and gorgeous long braids. Honestly, it’d be hard to refrain from using the word “iconic” when describing the head-to-toe look.
Zendaya, in partnership with her trusted longtime stylist Law Roach, is that rare celebrity who always seems to understand not only what to wear but how to wear it. Every time she hits a red carpet, she manages to look like the most stylish but also—and this is key—the most modern person in the room without ever fully giving herself over to fleeting trends. She takes risks with her clothing but also grounds every look enough with something classic so that her style has developed a staying power that, most likely, won’t feel dated. Her palpable confidence also helps no matter if she’s wearing custom couture or Target, something she elaborated on for InStyle‘s November issue.
“When I was 14 and at my first movie premiere, my outfit was a bunch of stuff that I had from Target. And I thought I was fly. I felt cool. To this day, I think that’s really all that matters. Then you know you’re doing the right thing.”
In addition to Zendaya and Iman, past CFDA Fashion Icons include Naomi Campbell, Pharrell, Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, the late Italian fashion editor Franca Sozzani and—obviously—Rihanna.
Published at Thu, 11 Nov 2021 02:30:00 +0000