Zendaya loves to serve vintage looks on the red carpet. From wearing the same purple Versace dress that Beyoncé wore to the BET Awards in 2003, to embodying mid-century romance in a 1956 Balmain Couture gown for the NAACP Image Awards, the actor isn’t one to shy away from an archival fashion moment. And her latest look is another one for the history books.
For this year’s Time 100 Gala in New York City, the 25-year-old Euphoria actor chose a vintage Bob Mackie gown (the designer is responsible for some of Cher’s most iconic looks, FYI). The rare number, from the the brand’s fall 1998 collection, features velvet and silk panels in green and black that wrap around the body. Zendaya accessorized with an understated diamond necklace and earrings to match, and opted for slick, straight hair and teal eyeshadow to pick out the color in her dress.
Thanks to her longtime collaboration with stylist Law Roach, the actor’s vintage red-carpet looks are never anything less than triumphant. Which brand’s archive will Zendaya explore next? Our money’s on Gianni Versace sequins or Tom Ford-era Gucci.
Originally published in Vogue.co.uk