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Exclusive: Zendaya Takes Over the Streets of Los Angeles for Valentino’s New Sun-Kissed Campaign


Exclusive: Zendaya for Valentino. Photo: Courtesy Valentino

Zendaya‘s relationship with Italian luxury fashion house Valentino isn’t new. In fact, avid fans of the American actor will remember that her most recent internet-stopping Valentino look was seen only a few weeks ago—the star attended the LA premiere of Spider-Man: No Way Home in December 2021 with beau Tom Holland dressed in a nude gown covered in intricately embroidered black cobwebs, complete with a bespoke mask.

This week, Zendaya takes her love for all things Valentino a notch further, starring in the brand’s brand new campaign. Titled ‘Rendez Vous’, the Spring 2022 campaign campaign sees the actor in bright, summer-ready looks as she waltzes down the streets of Warner Bros. Studios, LA. While some frames see her strutting in an electric blue blouse, fuchsia cape and purple clutch, a Vogue Arabia exclusive from he campaign, seen above, shows the Euphoria star seemingly floating in a billowing canary yellow coat, paired with matching shorts and a burgundy handbag. Both looks are complemented with mermaid waves, a subtle bronzed-out beauty look, and statement jewelry ranging from a chunky gold chain neckpiece to a pearl-studded multi-finger ring.

Photographed by Michael Bailey Gates, the campaign aims to explore the complex relationship between one personal’s space and social relationships, and reportedly follows Zendaya as she moves from an intimate backstage area to sun-kissed streets where she encounters a community of people. Adding another layer to the project is its soundtrack: ‘Crystalised’ by The XX, the moves for which were choreographed by Creative Movement Director Stephen Galloway. Along with stunning visuals and a catchy beat, the fashion film also includes cameos by Pierpaolo Piccioli and the Zendaya’s much-loved stylist, Law Roach. Check it out below.

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