Zendaya paid tribute to Beyoncé at the BET Awards in vintage Versace

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Zendaya paid tribute to Beyoncé at the 2021 BET Awards this weekend.

The Euphoria star and Emmy-winner wore an archival Versace look that paid homage to the dress Beyoncé wore to the 2003 ceremony. While her original version was a mini dress with a pleated, ultra-high hem, Zendaya's had a flowy, maxi-length skirt with a daringly high leg slit. Both versions featured the same rich purple hue, lime green accents, and revealing cutouts around the torso.

Zendaya's longtime stylist and image architect, Law Roach, dug into the archives to find this dress from Versace's spring/summer 2003 collection. He showed off the outfit on Instagram yesterday evening with a slow-motion video of Zendaya strutting in full glam.

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Beyoncé wore the look 18 years ago for her first solo BET Awards performance, during which she sang her breakout single, "Crazy in Love".

Photo credit: Steve Grayson - Getty Images
Photo credit: Steve Grayson - Getty Images

Though red-carpet events were scarce in the past year, that didn't get in the way of Zendaya and Roach's wardrobe choices. The actress wore a bright yellow Valentino gown and Bulgari jewels to the Oscars, a polka-dot Christopher John Rogers number to the virtual Emmys, and another breathtaking Valentino look to the Critics' Choice Awards.

"It's such a collaborative process, but I always get what I want in the end," Roach joked to Bazaar.com in April about working with Zendaya. In all seriousness though, their years-long relationship is "filled with so much trust".

Roach added: "I like to joke and think that I'm the boss, but she's really the boss. She trusts me to bring her the things that I think are the best and that really suit her and really speaks to who she is as this fashion phenom."

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