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US actress Zendaya Coleman, aka Zendaya poses during a photocall ahead of the avant-premiere of the science-fiction movie “Dune” at the Grand Rex cinema hall in Paris on September 6, 2021. (Photo by Christophe ARCHAMBAULT / AFP) (Photo by CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP via Getty Images)

In June, we thought it’d be near impossible for Zendaya to top her vintage Versace look in honour of Beyoncé. But how naive we were. At the weekend the actress made her Venice FIlm Festival debut for the world premiere of Dune. Following the lavish event, Zendaya and her glam team travelled to Paris to continue the promo tour for her forthcoming film

Overnight Zendaya attended a photo call in the lead up to the premiere at Grand Rex cinema hall in the French city. Her hair was combed into the most incredible mane while she was styled by Law Roach in a knitted Maison Alaïa set. The long sleeve top was backless while the pencil skirt featured an extravagant fur hem.

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PARIS, FRANCE – SEPTEMBER 06: Zendaya attends the “Dune” photocall At Le Grand Rex on September 06, 2021 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kristy Sparow/Getty Images)

Roach’s Instagram feed is the sartorial gift that keeps on giving this week. From snaps of Venice, the actress was seen in a white cut-out gown by Australian designer, Dion Lee. She was also later spotted in an off-the-shoulder Valentino mini dress, accompanied by the House’s creative director, Pierpaolo Piccioli.

At the weekend, social media was awash as Zendaya wore a stunning wet-look Balmain gown paired with a diamond and emerald necklace and ring from Bulgari’s Magnifica high jewellery collection. According to star’s stylist, he took inspiration from a 19th century Italian marble statue.

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VENICE, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 03, 2021: Zendaya arrives on the red carpet for ‘Dune’ during the 78th Venice International Film Festival in Venice, Italy. (Photo credit should read P. Lehman/Barcroft Media via Getty Images)

In a new interview, Roach reflected on styling the young star. “I’ve been able to teach her the history of certain looks,” he told the publication, citing the actor’s Black Women In Hollywood Awards look.

“To be able to tell Zendaya that story, for her to wear the dress, and the dress become her way of telling my story is really quite incredible,” Roach added. “At the end of the day, I think I’m just a storyteller. Above everything else, I love to use clothes as words.”

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