Dune star Zendaya takes the cover story of InStyle Magazine‘s November 2021 Best Dressed Issue lensed by fashion photographers AB+DM at The Only Agency. In charge of styling was Law Roach, with set design from Taja Feistner, and production by Kelsey Stevens Productions. Beauty is work of hair stylist Kim Kimble, makeup artist Raoul Alejandre, and manicurist Chaun Legend.
I think about red carpets as having their own characters and narratives. We build a little story for all the looks. It’s like an extension of my acting career in a weird way — you just pop this wig on or whatever it is. Clothes sometimes are very emotional, so I get to embody these different facets — maybe they’re of myself, or maybe they’re alter egos. But I get to meet these different women through clothes. – Zendaya
For the story Zendaya is wearing selected Haute Couture pieces from top brands such as Valentino, Schiapareli, Alexis Mabille, Armani Prive, and Pyer Moss, with Bulgari High Jewelry.
Other than becoming a director, my dream is to create my own things. I would love to make films that allow space for young up-and-coming artists, writers, and filmmakers — because especially with Black talent, it’s not a lack thereof; it’s a lack of opportunity. I’d like to give those opportunities: Partner upcoming filmmakers with different writers and mentorships, connect them with the actors they want to see in their films, and create those special bonds. And make sure they get paid and taken care of. – Zendaya
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