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Zendaya Just Took Tenniscore To A Glamorous New Level

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Can we pause for a moment of appreciation for Zendaya? It’s only been a little over a month since the Dune: Part Two promo circuit wrapped up, and the award-winning actor is back on another press tour. This time, however, she traded in her futuristic vintage Thierry Mugler metal suit (you know the one) for numbers that are much more... sporty. Promoting her upcoming tennis-themed film Challengers, Zendaya’s recent string of red carpet press tour looks have set the sartorial bar high.

As always, the Euphoria star enlisted her longtime stylist, Law Roach, to collaborate on her Challengers press tour wardrobe. And, to no one’s surprise, the duo kicked things off on a strong fashion note. On March 26, Zendaya hit the red carpet at the film’s Australia premiere in a custom Loewe gown designed by the fashion house’s creative director, Jonathan Anderson. (Fun fact: Anderson created costumes for the movie, too.) The green sequin-covered number included a silhouette of a tennis player gearing up to serve a ball. Our thoughts? It was a clear nod to the Luca Guadagnino-directed film without being too on-the-nose.

Since then, the sporty glam parade has kept on going, with each look more interesting and unpredictable than the next. One of our favorite head-turning instances came on April 8, when the star donned a glittering Loewe tennis dress, accessorized with tennis ball-accented pumps.

Considering Challengers doesn’t hit theaters until April 26, it’s safe to say Zendaya will be debuting more tennis-esque outfits over the next few weeks. With that said, continue to check back on this post as her press tour continues.

April 23

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While leaving her hotel in New York on Tuesday afternoon, Zendaya was photographed looking fresh off the tennis court in an emerald green polo shirt and a matching side-stripe skirt from Tory Burch, which surprisingly, are still available to shop.

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After an interview on Good Morning America, Zendaya was spotted leaving ABC Studios in a vintage green Thierry Mugler matching set complete with a fitted blazer and a midi pencil skirt. Zendaya’s neon number comes just over two months after she broke the internet with another vintage Mugler moment — the aforementioned metal robot suit courtesy of Mugler circa 1995.

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Bright and early on Tuesday morning, Zendaya arrived at ABC’s Times Square location in a custom ‘50s-esque midi dress from Erdem Fall/Winter 2024. Zendaya and Roach adapted the white floral dress to include a higher hemline which peeped the tulle petticoat underneath.

April 20

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At a press junket in Beverly Hills, Zendaya seemed especially spring ready in a custom pastel pink dress from Jacquemus which coordinated to her bow-embellished slingback pumps and matching headband. She didn’t stray too far from her tenniscore roots as her cutout-heavy Jacquemus midi featured a preppy polo collar.

April 18

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Swapping her signature tenniscore aesthetic for a lighter, academia-inspired look, Zendaya was snapped by the paparazzi in vintage Ralph Lauren while en route to Jimmy Kimmel Live!. The multi-hyphenate was all smiles in a gray blazer mini dress overtop a white button-down and a patterned tie — a look seen on the atelier’s Spring/Summer 1992 runway.

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Earlier in the day, Roach shared a behind-the-scenes look at Zendaya’s now-viral recreation of a 1998 Vogue photoshoot with Venus and Serena Williams. Carolina Herrera creative director Wes Gordon designed the iconic black-and-white striped ballgown for Zendaya, which she then accessorized with white beads in her hair — just like the Williams sisters did 25 years ago.

April 16

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Before attending an after-party at the film’s L.A. premiere, the fashion muse changed into a neon green halter neck number from Greek fashion designer, Celia Kritharioti. And before you ask, yes, that’s a tennis ball at the bottom of her plunging neckline.

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For the L.A. premiere at Westwood Village Theater, Zendaya leaned into her character’s sultry side via a custom Vera Wang ballgown. The corset bodice was coupled with lace embellishments, while the bottom was ultra-voluminous thanks to the layered black and white skirt.

April 14

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On Sunday evening, Zendaya joined her co-stars Josh O'Connor and Mike Faist on set of the Italian TV talk show, Che Tempo Che Fa, in Milan. The A-lister looked effortlessly chic in a white mini dress, matching Christian Louboutin pumps, and an assortment of Bulgari bling.

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Earlier in the day, Zendaya continued her archival style streak in a flirty tennis-ready mini dress from the Ralph Lauren Spring/Summer 1992 collection (the exact one Cindy Crawford wore on the runway 31 years ago). Staying true to form, Louboutin pumps and silver Bulgari jewelry acted as her accents.

April 13

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Before watching one of the matches in the Monte Carlo ATP Masters Series Tournament, Zendaya was snapped by photographers wearing an ivory co-ord courtesy of Brunello Cucinelli Fall/Winter 2024, complete with a cozy polo knit and a satin maxi skirt.

April 11

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The sartorial power duo that is Roach and Zendaya struck vintage gold once again, this time with archival Vivienne Westwood. At a London photocall, Zendaya styled a pinstripe vest with a matching ultra-mini skirt, which featured a Carrie Bradshaw-inspired feather bustle at the hem.

April 10

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Arriving at London’s Odeon Luxe Leicester Square for the Challengers UK premiere, Zendaya posed on the red carpet in a one-of-a-kind sparkly white Thom Browne number. Clearly nodding to the theme of the film, the pleated look was enlivened with tiny tennis racket motifs and an of-the-moment bow. A pair of matching pointy pumps and a flirty hair ribbon rounded out the ensemble.

April 8

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For a photocall at the Hotel Hassler in Rome, Zendaya went for a sporty glam custom Loewe dress, complete with a plunging neckline and glittering finish. The cherry on top of the already flawless look were the tennis ball-adorned stiletto heels.

April 6

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Zendaya attended the Challengers Paris Premiere at UGC Normandie in a stunning white custom gown by Louis Vuitton.

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Zendaya attended a Paris photocall at Hotel de Crillon wearing an archival chartreuse pantsuit. The throwback creation is from Louis Vuitton by Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 1999 collection. She accessorized with Bulgari jewelry.

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Earlier in the day at a photocall at Maison De L'Amerique Latine, Zendaya opted for another Louis Vuitton by Marc Jacobs number, this time from the Spring/Summer 2013 collection. She accessorized simply again with Bulgari jewelry.

March 26

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For the Australia premiere, Zendaya teamed her dazzling green Loewe gown, which featured a dramatic thigh-high slit and plunging neckline, with matching sparkly custom pumps. On the accessories front, the actor donned dangly earrings and an emerald ring from Bulgari.

March 27

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On March 27, Zendaya arrived at another press event in Australia donning an all-white look from Lacoste. The base of the outfit was a crop top and matching high-rise underwear (which were both enlivened with Lacoste’s signature alligator motif). Atop the briefs, Zendaya rocked a sparkly see-through mesh maxi skirt. Bulgari jewelry — including a statement necklace, subtle studs, and chunky rings — gave the sporty ensemble a hefty dose of elegance.

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