Zendaya’s Glittery Tennis-Themed Gown Is a Stroke of Genius

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The Dune press tour may be over, but that’s not the last we’ll see of Zendaya and stylist Law Roach’s masterful “method dressing” technique.

Today, Zendaya got into character via her wardrobe once again for the Australian premiere of Challengers, in which she stars as a tennis champion opposite Josh O’Connor and Mike Faist.

For the red carpet, the actor teamed up with Roach to select a glittery green gown custom-made by Loewe. The unique dress featured a deep V-neckline, a low back, razor-thin spaghetti straps, and a thigh-high leg slit. The most notable detail, however, was emblazoned on the front of the gown: a black imprint of a shadowy figure holding a racket, poised to strike a tennis ball.

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Zendaya capped off her look with matching sparkly green pointed-toe pumps and a pair of drop earrings.

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This is the first major look to come out of Zendaya’s Challengers press tour. (The movie comes out in the U.S. on April 26.)

She showed off a subtle take on tennis style earlier this month, while attending the women’s final match at the BNP Paribas Open in Greece. At the time, the Euphoria star wore a monochromatic white outfit composed of a Louis Vuitton zip-up jacket, a white T-shirt, a Louis Vuitton pleated miniskirt, and On Running sneakers.

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Zendaya and Roach are known for their innovative approach to curating a press tour wardrobe. For the recently wrapped Dune tour, the actor embraced the film’s sci-fi roots by dressing up in a series of futuristic ensembles, from a chrome suit of armor to a glitchy motherboard skirt set.

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