Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo! Here comes Zendaya as Cinderella for this year's Met Gala:
The young star initially walked on the red carpet clad in a rather plain looking dove grey ball gown. But in true Cinderella fashion, Zendaya's Tommy Hilfiger frock lit up at the wave of her fairy godmother's wand, transforming it into a holographic blue gown that befits a fairytale princess. (FYI, that "fairy godmother" is actually her stylist Law Roach, who also wore a custom Tommy Hilfiger hooded evening coat complete with a fuschia pink bow tie!)
While Zendaya didn't exactly arrive in a pumpkin carriage, she did complete her look with a custom Judith Leiber crystal clutch that looked almost identical to it.
Did we mention she also wore a pair of glass slippers? Of course, the young actress was so committed to her role that she even left one shoe on the red carpet! LOL!
Zendaya's Cinderella lewk wasn't just for a theatrical performance, mind you. In fact, it was intentionally conceptualized; it's a way for the actress to pay tribute as she bids her Disney roots goodbye. In an interview with Vogue, her stylist Law notes that Zendaya taking on new roles meant she's about to show a whole new side of her as an actress. "It’s almost like this is the last hoorah and the last time people will identify her as a Disney princess—which isn’t a bad thing," he says.
To pull off such a transformative stunt, Zendaya required a team that could deliver a high-tech execution for her Tommy Hilfiger dress. Inspired by Hussein Chalayan's Spring 2007 collection, they turned Zendaya's Cinderella moment into a reality, which shall no doubt be remembered in Met Gala's history.