It’s Official – Zendaya Is Our New Red Carpet Crush

Meet Our New Red Carpet Crush, Zendaya

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by Laura Donaldson |

If you haven’t heard of Zendaya yet your fashion sensors will soon be tingling as, thanks to her Met Gala debut, she is about to be everywhere.

The actress, who stars in Disney shows such as Shake It Up and* K.C Undercover*, has been clocked as a fashionista for quite a while but it’s her plunging Fausto Puglisi dress from Monday’s Met Ball that has catapulted her to got-to-watch status.

The 18-year-old managed the impressive feat of standing out on the red carpet among attention-grabbing outfits from the likes of Rihanna, Beyonce and Kim K.

Zendaya (last name Coleman) stunned in an asymmetrical black and red dress that was adorned with suns and had a lengthy train. She accessorised with a sun-inspired arm cuff and a tiara. How fitting for our new princess of style?

The beauty kept her make-up simple with a smokey eye and nude lip and used the opportunity to debut the first shoe from her very own collection – a simple black pump.

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Zendaya is working with her longtime stylist Law Roach on the back-to-school shoe line and she told InStyle last month: “My inspiration is all of the young women out there who are my age and older—working women who don’t necessarily want to spend a trillion dollars, but want to get a good shoe. I want to make affordable shoes of quality that are very fashion forward, chic, and that I'm going to wear.” Where do we get in line?!

No doubt the collection will fall in line with Zendaya's fearless personal style - she recently told E! News: “When it comes to my red carpet style, I always like to do something a little different, a little edgier."

She added: “I don’t really believe in trends necessarily because I feel like whatever you like, do it all year long…I just go with whatever look I’m having that day."

While we wait for the big reveal, here are some of our favourite Zendaya looks so far...

Zendaya's best looks [Getty]
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