At the 2023 NAACP Image Awards held in Downtown Los Angeles, Zendaya made a lasting impression with two unforgettable looks that turned heads and showcased her impeccable fashion sense.
The 26-year-old megastar was dressed by her longtime stylist Law Roach as she attended as a presenter for Outstanding Motion Picture.
The Oakland, California native was breathtaking in a plunging lime green and black strapless vintage Versace gown.
Then, as she took the stage later in the evening, she changed into a vintage white Prada SS1993 look.
The former child star later took to Instagram to share outtakes from the annual ceremony.
Stunner! Zendaya turned heads in two unforgettable looks at the 2023 NAACP Image Awards in Downtown Los Angeles
Zendaya — full name Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman — commanded attention in her gown, which boasted a short train.
The designer dress had a thigh-high slit at the center and bared the Euphoria sensation’s pert cleavage and toned arms.
The longtime entertainer put on a statuesque display as she posed confidently on the step-and-repeat.
The Emmy-winning actress, whose boyfriend is Tom Holland, showed off her on-trend chunky bob haircut.
Her lustrous honey-highlighted locks were styled in an undefined side part as one portion was swept over.
Zendaya wore a glinting diamond bracelet on one wrist and a large diamond ring on one of her glossy black manicured fingers.
Her makeup was without a flaw as she used a neutral-toned palette to highlight her remarkable features.
She drew attention to her brown eyes with fluttery eyelashes and she accentuated her pout with brown liner and a matte nude-hued lipstick.
Fashion statement: The Oakland, California native was breathtaking in a plunging lime green and black strapless vintage Versace gown
BTS: Zendaya took to social media after the show to share her and her stylist’s references and inspiration
The bombshell’s second ensemble was equally memorable, featuring a bralette with star cutouts and a matching full-length skirt.
The presentation also flaunted the model’s toned tummy as it bared the flesh of her midsection.
She took to Instagram on Saturday to write in a post with behind-the-scenes footage, ‘Thank you Miuccia @prada for recreating this for us.’
And taking to the photo-sharing platform’s Stories feature she said there’s ‘always a reference’ when her stylist dresses her.
It was captioned over a video post by Law, which showed a model wearing a nearly identical version of Zendaya’s outfit on a fashion runway in the 1990s.
In his caption referencing the silver screen siren’s double serving of looks he said, ‘You had dinner…. now it’s time for dessert!’
Zendaya also uploaded a photo of the animated character Shego from the cartoon Kim Possible to show their inspiration for her initial getup.
Fresh take: As she took the stage later in the evening, Zendaya changed into a vintage white Prada SS1993 look
Beaming: She is pictured presenting the Outstanding Motion Picture award at the 54th annual show
Gratitude: She took to Instagram on Saturday to write in a post with behind-the-scenes footage, ‘Thank you Miuccia @prada for recreating this for us’
Vixen: The actress looked nothing short of incredible in her impeccable looks
The ceremony honors outstanding representations and achievements of people of color in motion pictures, television, music, and literature in the year 2022.
Beyoncé and Rihanna were among the winners included in night one of the weeklong non-televised categories awarded ahead of Saturday’s main ceremony.
Beyoncé won for the Outstanding Female Artist, Outstanding Soul/R&B Song for Cuff It and Outstanding Album for Renaissance.
Rihanna won for Outstanding Video/Visual Album for Lift Me Up, with her film Black Panther: Wakanda Forever taking the trophy for the Outstanding Soundtrack/Compilation Album category.
The night prior Quinta Brunson, Keke Palmer, and Nia Long, were among those who received nods.
Brunson won for Outstanding Breakthrough Creative (Television) for her ABC show Abbott Elementary. Palmer won Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance – Motion Picture for her work on Lightyear. Long won Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Television Movie, Limited–Series or Dramatic Special for The Best Man: The Final Chapters.
Tonight, The Daily Show won for Outstanding Variety or Game Show (Series or Special), while Lizzo’s Big Grrrls won in the Outstanding Reality Program/Reality Competition Series category.
Serena Williams was honored with the Jackie Robinson Sports Award and Gabrielle Union-Wade and Dwyane Wade will be recognized with the President’s Award.
Presenters included Taye Diggs, Issa Rae, Cliff ‘Method Man’ Smith, Jonathan Majors, Janelle Monáe, Tracee Ellis Ross, Kerry Washington, and Sheryl Lee Ralph.