Only Zendaya could make desert alien princess dressing look so right on the red carpet. She’s certainly been doing her stylist Law Roach proud on the Dune 2 press tour. The actor—who plays Chani in the second installment of director Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi blockbuster—has been telegraphing her character’s otherworldly warrior vibe with looks that mix muted colors with unusual shapes and textures.
For a cast appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! for instance, the Euphoria star kicked things off with a black leather set from the Attico’s Spring 2024 collection. She looked like a Charlie’s Angel sent from the year 3000 in this collarless shirt jacket, which was left strategically unbuttoned to reveal her midriff. Aiding the cause was a pair of slouchy low-rise pants that bunched below the knees, black Christian Louboutin heels and Bulgari earrings.
For a photo call in Mexico City, Zendaya tapped emerging London designer Torishéju Dumi for a custom gown inspired by a look from the label’s spring-summer 2024 presentation. Blue, navy, grey, and red fabric were artfully draped to create the finished result: a twisted halter-neck crop top and a draped skirt with a daring slit and sculptural rosettes at the hip.