Zendaya plucks minuscule plum crop top from Paris Couture Week runway for ‘Dune’ premiere

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Zendaya wore a knitted-cropped two-piece to attend the Dune photocall in Paris. (Getty Images)
Zendaya wore a knitted-cropped two-piece to attend the Dune photocall in Paris. (Getty Images)

Zendaya just delivered another fierce fashion moment in a killer two-piece knitted, cropped top and matching body-skimming skirt.

The actor, 25, highlighted her incredible figure in the plum coloured co-ord by Maison Alaïa while attending the Dune Photocall at Le Grand Rex in Paris on Monday.

The chic ensemble showcased subtle cut-out detailing around the waistline, and featured a furry, fishtail- shaped lower half.

Towering Jimmy Choo shoes topped off the show-stopping outfit. 

The aubergine-coloured outfit was designed by Pieter Mulier for Alaia as part of their Winter Spring collection and modelled perfectly by the stylish star. 

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Zendaya attends the Dune photocall on September 06, 2021 in Paris, France. (Getty Images)
Zendaya attends the Dune photocall on September 06, 2021 in Paris, France. (Getty Images)

It certainly wasn't the first time Zendaya has brought her fashion A-game recently, the actor has also been revealing her style prowess at the Venice Film Festival, which has been running since 1 September and continues until 11 September.

Zendaya arrived at the prestigious Italian event in a Valentino Couture dress with a daring high leg slit, oversized pink bow and boyfriend-cut blazer slung casually over her shoulders.

But it was perhaps at the red carpet premiere of Dune that The Greatest Showman actor had her biggest style triumph in a stunning buttery-leather Balmain gown with another thigh-high leg slit.

With soft, wet-look draping across her hips, the body-skimming dress was such a work of art it almost made the actor look as though she was carved from stone. 

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According to Balmain's Instagram, "The bespoke leather gown was crafted using an exact model of the star’s bust, taking full advantage of the Balmain atelier and the house’s artisanal tradition.”

To add extra impact of the look, Zendaya teamed the wet-look dress with a diamond and emerald necklace and matching ring from the Bulgari high jewellery collection.

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Zendaya has brought her fashion A-game to the Venice film festival. (Getty Images)
Zendaya has brought her fashion A-game to the Venice film festival. (Getty Images)

The Euphoria star has been quietly carving out quite a reputation as the red-carpet dresser to watch of late, helped in part by her incredible appearance in a fuchsia Tom Ford breastplate at the Critics' Choice Awards in January 2020.   

The structured asymmetrical top featured a metallic sheen and hot-pink straps along the back that added to the futuristic styling. 

Zendaya teamed the standout piece with a matching maxi skirt, along with hot-pink Christian Louboutin heels and pink eye shadow, proving you can never have too much pink. 

The look caused something of a buzz on social media and among her fans - the 'Z-swaggers', as she confessed to affectionately labelling them in a recent Vogue video.

The actor had a fashion moment in a hot-pink breast plate at the Critics' Choice Awards in January, 2020. (Getty Images)
The actor had a fashion moment in a hot-pink breast plate at the Critics' Choice Awards in January, 2020. (Getty Images)

But as she also admits, in the video for her recent Vogue cover shoot, there was quite a lot of prep involved in the creation of that iconic look. 

“[The Tom Ford team] came to my house, and I stood topless in my living room while they had this machine that scanned my boobs,” she recalls.

This particular style moment, as with all of Zendaya's impressive looks, was created with the aid of her stylist, Law Roach, with whom she’s been working since she was just 15. 

Zendaya looks incredible in a sheer corset dress at the Emmy Awards in September, 2019. (Getty Images)
Zendaya looks incredible in a sheer corset dress at the Emmy Awards in September 2019. (Getty Images)

The star often credits the stylist for encouraging her to make increasingly bold style choices, including the incredible sheer corset she wore to the Emmys back in 2019. 

Sprinkling her usual red carpet magic, the actor donned a custom Vera Wang green sheer corset dress with a bold hip-high slit in one of her most striking looks to date.

How elegant? Zendaya at the Oscars, April, 2021. (Getty Images)
How elegant? Zendaya at the Oscars, April, 2021. (Getty Images)
2019 Met Gala. (Getty Images)
2019 Met Gala. (Getty Images)

Yet another show-stopping style moment came in the form of the mesmerising light-up Cinderella gown at Zendaya wore to the 2019 Met Gala.

The fairytale gown, by Tommy Hilfiger, needed 20 carbon fibre rods, five battery packs and a whopping 40 metres of LED lights to illuminate, but the glittering result was 100% worth the effort. 

More recently, the canary-yellow Valentino haute couture gown scored her the undisputed 'wow' moment of the 2021 Oscars, with its simple yet vibrant elegance. 

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Zendaya's fashion prowess has recently been rewarded after she landed the October cover of British Vogue.

Wearing a chic, monochrome YSL dress with an oversized satin bow, the actor wore her hair in an asymmetric up do and kept her accessories minimal. 

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A further look from the shoot revealed the actor in a black, ruffled, one-shouldered dress by Valentino with diamond cluster earrings from Bulgari. 

In the accompanying interview she discusses how her and her stylist regularly send each other screenshots of inspiration for her red carpet looks. 

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They have also started work building her an archive of designer clothes.

“I want to reuse my clothes. I want to be able to wear that dress again when I’m 40 and be like, ‘This old thing?’ Really finding good vintage pieces that I want to invest my money in,” she tells the publication. 

Later she told the fashion bible that she attends therapy, claiming it's something she'd "recommend" to anyone who can afford it.

She said: "Of course I go to therapy. I mean, if anybody is able to possess the financial means to go to therapy, I would recommend they do that. I think it's a beautiful thing.

"You know, there's nothing wrong with working on yourself and dealing with those things with someone who can help you, someone who can talk to you, who's not your mom or whatever. Who has no bias."

Watch: Dune stars hit the red carpet for Dune premiere. 

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