The Zendaya red-carpet drought is officially over.
After several months out of the spotlight, the Euphoria actress made her awaited return to the public eye at the NAACP Image Awards, taking place at LA’s Pasadena Civic Auditorium. For the event, the style star chose a vintage Atelier Versace couture gown circa 2002, in a classic Old Hollywood silhouette to go with her new bob-length hair.
The strapless gown features a sharp deep-V neckline, with added green circular detailing at the bust, a mermaid-style silhouette, and a thigh-high slit in the front. The green motif also continues in two stripes running down the skirt, as well as flared adornments at the hips. For her accessories, the star skipped the necklace and added an array of Bulgari diamond jewellery.
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Zendaya styled her wore her dark brown hair in a curled style that fell just above her shoulders, finishing her glam look with a matte nude lip.
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Ahead of the event, Z’s longtime stylist and image architect Law Roach built up the anticipation for tonight’s look with an Instagram highlight reel of some of the actress’s most beloved looks, soundtracked by Lil’ Kim‘s “The Jump Off.” The style star re-shared the clip in her own story, hinting for us all to be prepared.
Zendaya is nominated for two awards at tonight’s ceremony: Entertainer of the Year, and Best Actress in a Drama for her Euphoria role.
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Tonight marks the Malcolm & Marie star’s first appearance of the 2023 awards season, as she skipped the Golden Globes last month. Though she wasn’t on hand to receive her award for Best Television Actress in a Drama Series, the star posted a touching message of thanks the next morning via Instagram.
“Thank you to my Euphoria family, without you, none of this is possible,” she wrote of her first win and nomination at the acclaimed awards ceremony. “Lastly, thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone who has allowed Rue into theirs. I think everyone knows how much she means to me, but the fact that she can mean something to someone else is a gift. I’m honestly at a loss for words as I type this, all I can say is thank you thank you thank you.”
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.