The Evolution of Zendaya’s Fashion: From Disney Star to Style Icon
Zendaya’s rise from child star on Disney to Golden Globe-winning actress has skyrocketed. Always passionate about fashion, her long-time partnership with stylist Law Roach has seen her soar to the top of best-dressed lists in recent years. Let’s take a look back at some of Zendaya’s best fashion looks over the years, starting from 2012.
2015: Style Evolution Underway
By 2015, Zendaya’s style evolution was firmly underway. Flipping between minimalism and maximalism, she began incorporating elements of streetwear into her wardrobe. This year also marked her first invitation to fashion’s biggest and most exclusive night, the Met Gala.
2017: Met Gala Staple
By 2017, Zendaya had become a Met Gala staple, continuing her reign as queen of the event in 2018. In 2019, she was unforgettable in an illuminated Cinderella gown by Tommy Hilfiger, chosen by Law Roach.
Fashion Icon Status
Zendaya has become a fashion icon, securing her place among fashion’s elite with eye-catching red-carpet appearances and partnerships with brands like Valentino and Bulgari. She will become the youngest-ever recipient of the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s prestigious Fashion Icon award.
From Disney to Daring Fashion Choices
Zendaya’s big break came when she landed the role of Rocky Blue in the Disney series “Shake It Up” — and her wardrobe was everything you would expect from a Disney girl. A pivotal turning point in Zendaya’s career came when she crossed paths with an emerging stylist and self-described “image architect” Law Roach. While her aesthetic once fell firmly into the girl-next-door camp, she started bringing elements of streetwear into her wardrobe, showcasing her daring fashion choices and evolving style.