May 25, 2022


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Great Outfits in Fashion History (Beauty Edition): Zendaya’s Voluminous, Brushed-Out Afro at the 2017 Met Gala

Zendaya at the 2017 Met Gala.

Zendaya at the 2017 Met Gala.

There are perfectly good celebrity style moments, and then there are the looks that really stick with you, the ones you try desperately to recreate at home. In ‘Great Outfits in Fashion History,’ Fashionista editors are revisiting their all-time favorite lewks.

At the 2017 Met Gala — a tribute to Comme des Garçons’s Rei Kawakubo — many attendees chose to honor the designer by paying homage to her signature blunt bob and recreating it for themselves. But Zendaya went in an entirely different direction. She wore a brushed-out, diffused Afro, complete with face-framing bangs and accented with a bright coral-y, orange-red lip. In a word: Stunning.