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Zendaya’s Met Gala Look Is Dark Romance At Its Finest

She excudes the gothic-chic vibe.

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Zendaya arrives for the 2024 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2024
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Zendaya arrived to the Met Gala wearing a gothic floral look that stunned. Of course, you’d expect nothing less from the Challengers star who, along with stylist Law Roach, has been churning out memorable red carpet moments at the annual event for years.

On this first Monday in May she proved, yet again, that her style knows no bounds, debuting a vampy take on “The Garden of Time” dress code. The actor opted for a mermaid-style gown evoking a strong sense of fairytale whimsy, taking fashion’s current penchant for fruit motifs to new heights.

Zendaya’s Vampy Margiela Gown

No stranger to a bold look, Zendaya wore custom haute couture Maison Margiela by John Galliano. Designed with a sweetheart neckline, the one-shoulder gown is made from what appears to be tulle and lamé in complementary shades of blue and green.


What’s most interesting about the look, however, is the subtle addition of grapevine motifs, a current fashion-world favorite, lending the dress an editorial feel.

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Her Vampy 1920s Glam

Of course, it wouldn’t be a true Zendaya look if the glam wasn’t also apart of the storytelling. To match the gown’s bewitching aesthetic, she rocked a chic, gothic makeup look that felt plucked straight from 1920s Paris.

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Complete with a romantic smoky eye and pencil-thin brows, her makeup feels like a continuation of the porcelain-doll look John Galliano debuted at his Artisanal runway show for Maison Margiela back in January (yes, the pubic hair one). The vampy lip and burgundy nails were just the cherry on top of a perfectly conceptualized look.

Her Second ’Fit Of The Night

Ever the Met Gala darling, Zendaya exceeded all expectations, revealing a second fairytale look. This time, however, she embodied a more Victorian aesthetic. For her second lap on the Met steps, she wore a corseted Givenchy gown, designed by John Galliano for the label’s Spring/Summer 1996 collection.

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The real showstopper, however, was the archival McQueen headpiece. Designed by Phillip Treacy, the topper was covered with brightly-colored roses to really amplify the stunning second look.

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