Oscars 2021 had one mission: bring back some of the red carpet glamour we’ve missed in the past year. The plan delivered well. My favorite from the roster, however, was Zendaya.
The look drew from Cher’s yellow jumpsuit that she wore on “The Sonny and Cher Show.” It was also a nod to Cher’s Bob Mackie look at the Oscars in 1973.
Stylist Law Roach shared on his Instagram how the singer and Oscar winner herself is a “constant inspiration.”
Roach noted how he and Zendaya have a good relationship when it comes to creating ensembles. He told Harper’s Bazaar, “It’s such a collaborative process . . . She trusts me to bring her the things that I think are the best and that really suit her and really speak to who she is as this fashion phenom.”
Zendaya wore a custom Valentino gown by Pierpaolo Piccioli in a beautiful canary yellow. The color is very much on-trend for this spring/summer.
But Roach says the star of the show was the jewelry.
Zendaya wore $6 million worth of bling from Bulgari. The necklace is a piece from Bulgari’s upcoming Magnifica collection, that has two diamond collars with a removable center brooch and tassel, complete with a yellow, six-carat cushion-cut diamond. The earrings feature yellow diamond teardrops.
Zendaya also wore two diamond rings, one with an intense yellow diamond and another with an emerald-cut stone.
Roach noted the ingenuity in the designs. “One of the cool things about Bulgari is that the jewelry always has a little secret. Things can be taken off and things can be added, and I think we just started playing . . . It’s all about layering and piecing together all the jewelry in a way where it just feels really seamless and organic.”
Makeup artist Sheika Daley kept Zendaya’s look low-key and wearable. She used only Lancôme products, since the actress is an ambassador for the brand.
The look celebrated Zendaya’s natural features. Her skin was prepped with a sheet mask and serum before applying base makeup. Allure reports that Daley used shades from Hypnôse 5-Color Eyeshadow Palettes in Terre De Sienne and French Nude.
For the lash lines, Daley used Le Crayon Khôl in Black Coffee. On her lips, Zendaya had the Le Crayon in Nude and Juicy Tubes in Raspberry Cool.
Larry Sims styled Zendaya’s tresses. Some publications dubbed it as the red-carpet version of “lived-in, quarantine hair.” Sims is a big fan of Gabrielle Union’s hair care line Flawless. He also did Regina King’s sleek bob for the awards ceremony.
Zendaya wore a pair from Jimmy Choo with a six-inch platform similar to the Maxie style that you can get for $950 at Farfetch. INQ