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Zendaya Mixes Haute Couture With Sneakers For ELLE USA and ELLE UK's December Issues!


Although there weren't that many red carpet events happening over the year for the media to cover, Zendaya Coleman made sure that her visibility was ever-present through various Editoral Magazine spreads while simultaneously amplifying the work of Black Creatives in the process. So it came to no surprise that Zendaya graced the covers of the December Issues of both ELLE USA and ELLE UK Magazines, both covers shot by one of my favorite emerging photographers Micaiah Carter. 

The first cover of the two that was released was Zendaya's cover for ELLE UK Magazine. With Holiday season upon us, Zendaya is aptly covering the December Issue of ELLE UK in a white bolero jacket with n  oversized Bow, the title of the alternate cover that I saw read "Zendaya Unwrapped", whle this offic cover reads "Zendaya Unmasked by Timothee Chalamet" as this shoot was originally inteded to be promo for the DUNE movie which was unfortunately pushed back to the end of next year.

For Zendaya's ELLE UK cover look, she wore the oversized bow bolero jacket, and dreaped mini dress from the Giambattista Valli Fall 2020 CTR Collection

As you all know by now, Zendaya is the newest Global Brand Ambassador for the Italian luxury jewelry brand BVLGARI, so naturally all of her jewelry for hes shoot was courtesy of the brand. To accessorize this look, Zendaya wore Art Deco dchandelier earrings, with two of the "Viper" rings from the brand's "Serpenti" collection. 

The second cover that was released revealed the entire aesthetic behind the shoot which was styled by her longtime "Image Architect" LAW Roach, who stated that the shoot was inspired by all of the Black fly girls that he knew back in his hometown of Chicago that would wear sneakers with their dresses for comfort. Going within the theme, Zendaya wore her har in braids, done by her hairstylis Kim Kimble, and natural makeup provided by Lancôme Paris done by her makeup artist Sheika Daley.

Now I was so elated to see this look, because if you follow me on Instagram, then you would know for sure that I am OBSESSED with Pierpaolo Piccoli's era at Maison Valentino. The Valentino Fall 2020 CTR Collection was one of the most breathtakingly beautiful Couture presentations during Couture Fashion Week, so I was so excited to see Zendaya wearing the fringe number from the collection, and making a cool spin on it by dressing it down with sneakers.


The sneakers in question are Nike's recent collaboration with the clothing brand Ambush, which are the Dunk High Sneakers.

The jewelry for this cover was BVLGARI, with the same earrings from the ELLE UK cover, and the "Viper" collar necklace.

Zendaya's third look was a rare one, as Zendaya doesn't wear this brand often unless it's vintage, or their accessories. For look number three Zendaya wore a tweed dress from the Chanel Fall 2020 CTR Collection. For shoes, she wore the Nike x Sacai "Vaporwaffle" Sneaker.

For Zendaya's fourth look, she wore a metallix gold frill ruffle bolero jacket and maching skirt ombo from the Alexandre Vauthier Fall 2020 CTR Collection. For sneakers, she wore another pair of the Nike x Sacai "Vaporwaffle" sneakers in Green and Tour Yellow.

For Zendaya's fifth look, she wore a Grecian rope detail dress from the Dior Fall 2020 CTR Collection. For hoes sshe wore the “Vision Racer" sneaker from the New Balance collaboration with Jaden Smith.

For the final look, LAW Roach dipped into the archives of Giorgio Armani’s Haute Couture line Armani Privé. This archive being the Fall 2017 CTR Collection of Armani Privé, consisting of a netted cap, and a floral cape. 

For the Jewels, she wore a necklace from the BVLGARI “Mediterranean Eden” Collection, with “Viper” rings from the Serpenti Collection.

Photo Credit: ELLE Magazine

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