The Euphoria star and Emmy winner attended the 2021 BET Awards last night and wore an archival Versace look that pays homage to the dress Beyoncé wore at the 2003 ceremony.
While Beyonce’s version was a mini dress with a pleated, ultra-high hem, Zendaya’s had a flowy, maxi-length skirt with a daring leg slit. Both versions boast a rich purple hue, lime green accents, and revealing cutouts around the torso.
Z’s longtime stylist Law Roach dug into the archives for this breezy frock from Versace’s Spring/Summer 2003 collection. He showed off the outfit on Instagram yesterday with a slow-motion video of Zendaya strutting in her glam dress. We have to say, she looked good…
“Paying homage to the Queen Beyoncé wearing @versace SS2003 …get you a stylist with an ARCHIVE!!!!” the caption read.
Beyoncé wore the look eighteen years ago for her first solo BET Awards performance, where she sang her breakout single, “Crazy in Love.”
Take a look at Zendaya’s inspiration:
The red carpet walks have been a little more scarce than in the past due to the pandemic, but it didn’t stop Zendaya and her stylist from expressing their more than breathtaking fashion choices. The actress wore a bright yellow Valentino gown and Bulgari jewels to the Oscars, a polka-dot Christopher John Rogers number to the virtual Emmys, and another breathtaking Valentino look to the Critics’ Choice Awards.
“It’s such a collaborative process, but I always get what I want in the end,” Roach joked to BAZAAR.com in April about working with Zendaya. All their jokes aside though, their years-long relationship is “filled with so much trust.”
Roach added, “I like to joke and think that I’m the boss, but she’s really the boss. She trusts me to bring her the things that I think are the best and that really suits her and really speaks to who she is as this fashion phenom.”
And she can literally pull anything off!
Zendaya even posted a fire selfie on Instagram… because let’s face it, who wouldn’t looking like that?!
“Crazy in love”, she captioned her Instagram post.
We think Zendaya killed it at this year’s BET awards, don’t you?