Just when you think that the trends on the red carpet couldn't possibly get more inventive, Zendaya's hot-pink dress and matching makeup at the 2020 Critics' Choice Awards completely shut down the night. Setting the bar high for the awards show season, ahead, the actor went full on "Warrior Woman", for the occasion according to her longtime stylist, Law Roach's Instagram. And as one would expect, the armored look includes a hefty price tag.
The Euphoria star arrived to the 25th Annual Critics' Choice Awards in Santa Monica, CA wearing a stunning shade of hot-pink, which fell in line with the neon color trend on the red carpet of the evening. But bright hue aside, it was the three-dimensional top that caught everyone's attention. First spotted on Tom Ford's Spring/Summer 2020 runway, the set features a molded bodice with adjustable shoulder straps and slinky slip skirt that falls well below the ankle. Sporting the entire look from the catwalk, Zendaya's latest red carpet look just confirmed that armor-like pieces are definitely a trend in the making.
This isn't the first time that Tom Ford's molded top has made a statement. Zoë Kravitz was just seen wearing the black bra version in Elle Magazine's Feb. 2020 issue, and Harper's Bazaar's Feb. cover star, Gwyneth Paltrow, donned the same exact fuchsia set Zendaya wore on the red carpet. And though it might not seem like something the everyday person could pull off, it's worth testing it out before completely ruling it out.
If you'd like to copy Zendaya's exact look, just know that it's going to cost you $15,000. However, the steep price is somewhat warranted considering the "anatomical breastplate" is crafted by scanning your body and then creating an exact mold for a custom fit, according to Entertainment Tonight.
But for those that don't want to commit to the trend just yet, Lupita Nyong'o's dress from the evening is a perfect example of a way you can embrace armor dressing without taking the trend so literal. Just opt for an outfit with a fitted bodice of a different fabric for the same effect. And with all the buzz around the plated piece over the last month, its safe to say it's probably not the last you've seen of the the armor trend on the red carpet