When a celebrity appears on the red carpet for a movie premiere, her fashion choices always help sell the film in some way or another. But for the upcoming release of Spider-Man: No Way Home, Zendaya is taking the job quite literally.
The actress is currently promoting the third instalment in Marvel’s latest Spider-Man franchise, which she stars in opposite boyfriend Tom Holland. So far, she’s paid homage to the classic superhero story through webbed accessories at one event and a villain-referencing gown at another.
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For last night’s Los Angeles premiere, Zendaya traded subtlety for an explicit fashion statement. Longtime stylist Law Roach dressed the actress in a custom Valentino Haute Couture gown. The nude dress featured a deep V-neck cut, a low-scooped back, a high-leg slit, and, most notably, black spiderwebs embroidered all over. Valentino creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli also made a black feathered mask for the occasion.
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Zendaya completed her look with minimalist accessories, including sparkling crystal pumps from Christian Louboutin and jewellery by Bulgari.
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Holland, also styled by Roach, looked suave as ever. He wore a dark-brown suit custom-made by Prada and square-toed Louboutin boots.
Zendaya last nodded to the spider theme at a London photo-call earlier this month, during which she wore a crystal-embellished blazer and stockings by Alexander McQueen. She topped off the look with a pair of silver webbed earrings.
Before that, Zendaya pulled a vintage dress from Roberto Cavalli‘s autumn 2000 collection. The gold dress, “re-edited” by creative director Fausto Puglisi, featured a gold spine back piece that seemed to reference Doctor Octopus, a Marvel character known for having metal tentacles protruding from his back.
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.