Zendaya Wears Cher Inspired Valentino Gown To The 2021 Oscars

The actress is stepping back on the red carpet.

As the industry begins to bring back the red carpet post-pandemic, Zendaya has reentered this emerging space with even more fashion wit. The actress and her stylist Law Roach took the the last year “off” to dig into the archives and as she has hit the carpet most recently, her ceremonial montages have made fashion enthusiast across the globe fall even in more with the rising star.

On Thursday at ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood, the actress sported a vintage YSL Gown once owned by Eunice Johnson and yesterday evening at the 2021 Oscars, she wore a custom Valentino gown that the internet quickly pointed-out was a rendition of a past look from Cher. “Zendaya in a custom Valentino Cher-inspired look (originally designed by Bob Mackie),” Black Fashion Fair Founder Antoine Gregory wrote on Twitter.

This past December, Roach exclusively spoke to ESSENCE detailing Zendaya’s love for iconic figures. “Even as a 14-year-old, Zendaya was very receptive to learning about the women who came before her and paved the way,” he said. The “Malcom and Marie” co-star stepped on the red-carpet in a cut-out bright yellow layered gown that felt only right for the bright summer ahead. She accessorized her look with stacked Bulgari jewels and Jimmy Cho shoes.

Check out the stunning look below.

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