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With a completely backless waistcoat and pointed stilettos, Zendaya conveys seriousness

Each press trip Zendaya does redefines business casual. The actor attended CinemaCon wearing a stylish attire designed by Louis Vuitton after being recently selected as the brand’s ambassador. At the event in Las Vegas on April 25, Zendaya promoted her upcoming film “Dune: Part II” and posed for pictures while wearing a structured vest and tailored pants that gave the impression she was the red carpet’s chief fashion officer.

Zendaya’s costume, which departed from conventional professional clothing, was a vest with no back from Louis Vuitton’s ready-to-wear collection for autumn 2023. The plunging top had a high collar, a three-button front, and plaid fabric strips on either side of her waist to give the appearance of a shirt underneath.

Maintaining her laid-back take on traditional business attire, Zendaya let the remainder of the belt strap dangle over the back pockets of her palazzo pants. The tweed bottoms billowed at either side of the knee, creating a futuristic silhouette. The pants also featured deep front pockets and cuffed hems that pooled around her white pointed-toe stilettos. She styled the outfit with metallic bangles, oversize hoop earrings, and a milk-bath manicure that beautifully complemented her heels.

Her costar Timothée Chalamet joined her on the red carpet in leather pants from Helmut Lang’s spring 1998 collection. He styled the vintage pants with a matching vest layered over a white T-shirt and black boots. Between the earthy tones of Zendaya’s outfit and the edginess of Chalamet’s ensemble, the CinemaCon red carpet felt like a sartorial nod to the sci-fi genre.