Leaning against the corner of the dimly lit dining room, wearing lamb sleeves and a corseted pantsuit, Zendaya looks like she’s about to pick apart a crowd with a smoking revolver spinning around her fingers. Or break into a medieval drinking song with a group of pirates but lovable drunks. But that’s the appeal of Andreas Kronthaler’s work for Vivienne Westwood: producing clothes that feel rooted in historical clothing without being tied to a specific era in time.
As the actor’s “image architect” Law Roach documented on Instagram, Zendaya certainly wasn’t silently auditioning for some period drama, but posing in an upscale restaurant during last Paris Fashion Week. . The actor approached the spring 2024 shows as an opportunity to reconnect with the fashion establishment, which, given the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike, also meant donning a slew of coveted clothes.
As the house’s global ambassador, Zendaya spent much of the week in Louis Vuitton, wearing a Nicolas Ghesquière-designed zip-up dress and its 2015 gladiator bandeau skirt set, followed by a puff-sleeved blouse from the 2004 collection. design by Marc Jacobs. But she also wore a Balmain polka dot dress from Olivier Rousteing’s S/S 24 collection. So, this indicates that she might want to take it down a notch (i.e. wear a jumper) when back in London with Tom Holland.