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Stylist: Law Roach
Outfit: custom Atelier Versace by Donatella Versace
Makeup Artist: Sheika Daley using Pat McGrath Labs
Hairstylist: Ursula Stephen
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Jewelry: Tiffany & Co.

In honor of Zendaya Coleman who will be one of this year’s MET Gala Co-Chairs together with Bad Bunny, Jennifer Lopez and Chris Hemsworth, we thought it might be a good idea to celebrate one of her most beautiful outfits worn to the event, which coincides with the year 2018.

Let’s enjoy this throwback Thursday, shall we?

But first a little refresh of the theme: “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination“.

On the red carpey, Zendaya was seen wearing a Joan of Ark inspired, custom-molded Atelier Versace look, featuring gunmetal chainmail embellished with Swarovski crystals, flowing into a feminine fully beaded silk chiffon skirt, paired with Jimmy ChooMax 150‘ silver platform open-toe sandals.

In an interview conducted by Alexa Tietjen for WWD, Zendaya‘s stylist Law Roach gave away what was the inspiration behind the look, how it came to be and why he went for it: “When I knew the theme and Versace, we started the conversation, there were a lot of sketches from Versace and I started thinking about strong women who had a connection to religion.

I dreamt of Joan of Arc one night and called Versace and was like, ‘What if we did something to reference Joan of Arc?’ They came back with really, really great sketches.

Zendaya loves drama. […] When you have someone who thrives off it, who loves it, who’s addicted to fashion, we can go drama.”

To accessorize her look, she went for Tiffany & Co. pieces (keep in mind that she was named a Bulgari Ambassador just in 2020): a Tiffany Ball necklace with diamonds set in platinum, a pair of Tiffany HardWear Triple Drop earrings, a Tiffany Paper Flowers Firefly ring with a yellow diamond and white diamonds set in platinum on her right ring finger, a Tiffany HardWear Ball ring on her right index finger, a Tiffany Paper Flowers Diamond Cluster ring on her left index finger and four Tiffany Ball small and big rings stacked together on her left ring finger (two were covered in diamonds).

The “Challengers” actress’ makeup look was natural, and the emphasis was placed on the suppleness of the skin and its glow. Her brows were masterfully combed upwards by Sheika Daley who also applied a hint of rose-y blush on Zendaya‘s cheekbones. A gold lid, long false lashes and a gloss sealed the deal.

All products used were courtesy of Pat McGrath Labs and after an in-depth research we were also able to provide you with the list of products Daley used on Coleman, here they are:

Pat McGrath LabsMTHRSHP Subliminal Eye Palette using the shades ‘Telepathic Taupe’ and ‘Platinize’;
Pat McGrath Labs – using Skin Fetish 003;
Pat McGrath LabsLip Fetish Lip Balm and LUST: Gloss in ‘Gold Allure’;
Elora Lane in ‘EL17’.

We were also able to find an article by 21Ninety (a website dedicated to WOC’s health and wellness), related to the short wavy wet-looking bob celebrity hairstylist Ursula Stephen created for her and what made the glam team opt for it for such an important occasion:

Zendaya’s look was inspired by the power of Joan of Arc and opulence of Versace, who dressed her this evening. The gown looks like armor and chainmail, so we knew we needed a strong beauty look as well. We have been talking about going with a red look for almost a year now, so we were excited when tonight was the perfect fit.”

Photo 1 – Jeanne d’Arc by Albert Lynch (1903, in Figaro Illustré Magazine)
Photo 2 – Courtesy of Ursula Stephen

Here is a little tutorial, thanks to the aforementioned website:

Stephen used Suave Professionals Avocado & Olive Oil Smoothing Leave-In Conditioning Cream prior to blow-drying her hair straight. For the bob, Stephen liberally sprayed the hair with Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray for piecey-ness and scrunched in Dove Style+Care Curls Defining Mousse for added shine to get the ‘wet look.’ She finished off the look with the TRESemmé Compressed Micro-Mist Hair Spray Hold Level 1: Texture.”

On her Instagram, Stephen also mentioned using hair tools by InStyler, CHI and T3 Micro.

Law Roach is a stylist truly passionate about his job, indeed I wasn’t surprised when I discovered that the inspiration for this MET Gala look came to him in a dream. This is a testament to how his work intertwines with his persona and how his mind used to never sleep in the past while he was working full-time.

Thanks to countless interviews, we now know that he was all about the hustle, out of fear of losing what he was creating, after all he didn’t come from wealth.

But now I also think that he should be pleased to know that what he ferociously did, left a mark in the world–even right now while Zendaya is promoting her new movie “Challengers” or for the previous “Dune: Part Two” press tour–.

Although there are many things that may be missing in his life, and many that won’t come back for a reason or another, I hope he’ll find comfort in knowing that his struggle was not in vain and that his self-confidence and instinct got him far.

We can’t wait to see what you have in store for us for your next MET Gala in less than two weeks Law, you should be very proud of yourself.

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