Zendaya Coleman in Donna Karan at the 2013 American Music Awards

Posted on November 25, 2013

Zendaya Coleman attends the 2013 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California in a Donna Karan white silk jersey one shoulder asymmetrical tunic and pant paired with Christian Louboutin heels, a Swarovski clutch, and John Hardy jewelry.

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[Photo Credit: Andrew Evans/PRPhotos.com, donnakaran.com]

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  • KateShouldBeWorking

    Those shoes are the definition of “Needle Scratch Moment”.

    • bellafigura1

      Death by shoes.

    • Danielle


  • Alfred Cox

    Ummmm…I like this. She looks WAY TOO MATURE but I think she’s serving up some 1977 disco queen realness and is working it. She just looks like a 35 year old Disco Queen besides a 16-17 year old. A little aging.

    • Karen Belgrad

      Same thought… While Gaga was serving up Bianca Jagger arrival realness at the AMA’s, this lil pup was playing Bianca Jagger dress-up!

    • Sam Smith

      Agree, although I think I’d like it better without the pants.

  • gabbilevy

    This is weird. I think it’s because her hair is mimicking her shirt. With something a little less… Ariel, this look could have been dramatic and different and a win. With the hair, it’s overwhelming.

  • Jen

    That’s a scroll down fug if I ever saw one… I was thinking it was a dress and then BAM! awful tunic/pants/shoes…

  • Ginger

    Good lord – that hair and those eyelashes…………………………………..

  • tereliz

    She’s a gorgeous girl. Love most of the outfit. I’m almost glad I can see her shoes beneath her pantlegs even though they’re hiddy. Is it too old for her, though? I have no idea who she is or how old she is.

    But that hair is too much. It’s a weave, right?

    • she’s on a disney channel show called “shake it up” with bella thorne. they’re both great dancers and they play dancers on the show. they have a show within the show called shake it up chicago!

    • She almost won “Dancing with the Stars” last season.

  • Sobaika


  • jw_ny

    looking at all that metal on her wrist, I imagine she was making quite a racket all evening long. The pink pants were a mistake, but the top is really good on her, especially with her hair.

    • Julie Parr

      I don’t think the pants are pink. I think they are a different shade of white than the tunic and the red carpet is reflecting off of them.

      • jw_ny

        You are probably right….at least I hope you are right. It’d make it better (not great, just better 😉 .) Looking back at some of the other pics, I’m seeing the pinkish reflection in some of the top part too.

  • marlie

    Cut about 12 inches off of that hair, and switch out the stripper heels, and this would be a rather fierce look.

    Otherwise, I rather like the look, even if it’s a teensy bit too sophisticated for her. But at least she’s not showing off any parts of her body that no one needs to see.

    • Lily

      You don’t have to cut. Just pull the extensions out.

  • Adrianna Grężak

    This is why your best friend is not qualified to be a stylist

  • Lily

    I was totally on board until I saw the shoes. Nope.

  • mjude

    have no clue who she is.

    • marlie

      She’s from either Disney or Nickelodeon. I only know her because she was on Dancing With the Stars a couple of seasons ago, and was actually a rather fantastic dancer. And she seemed like a sweet kid.

    • MilaXX

      another Disney kid trying to transition to grownup

  • imspinningaround

    Crystal Gayle realness.

    • Glam Dixie

      At least Crystal Gayle was sporting real hair.

    • Even in the 70s I don’t remember Crystal Gayle’s eyelashes being that awful.

  • lunchcoma

    The shoes are terrible and there are a couple of rings that don’t need to be there, but I otherwise think this is a good look. It is a little mature when she’s serious, but the smile makes all the difference.

  • MilaXX

    If she had shown a little restraint this could have worked. The stripper heels, 10 extra inches of yaki and waay too many bracelet combined with those horrible spider lashes just ruins the look.

    • Sarah

      Well, I was trying to articulate something, but I’m just gonna go with what you said. Cuz, yeah, what you said.

  • Tracy_Flick

    Is it me, or are the pants and tunic slightly different shades? I really want to like this, but it’s just not coming together for me. The too-literal 70s hair with plastic-y extensions, the old-lady pants, the horrifically ill-proportioned shoes… I guess I don’t want to like it.

    • Sarah

      Yeah, it’s pink pants and a cream tunic.

      • MilaXX

        I don’t think it’s pink. I think the color is somehow reflecting off the red carpet and making them appear pink

        • Sarah

          How come then the tunic is not pink as well, in the same area as the pants?

          • tereliz

            They do look different than the runway pants. Is that a seam down the front instead of a crease? Or trim?

          • Sarah

            I looked at the runway, and concluded that these are just not the runway pants. But, mebbe they are white and she just washed ’em with her red panties, then pressed a seam in them. Who knows…

  • deathandthestrawberry

    Palm Beach Socialite in stripper shoes.

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    I confess, I loved it until the shoes but the whole look – it’s loose but it still comes off as sophisticated to me. Hair needs a trim but I think she can rock the Crystal Gayle look if she wants to.

  • Lizzy

    Ugggg…so obvious where the real hair ends and the fake begins….

  • jmorino08

    This girl is 16. Disney Channel starlet. Girl. This is not your look.

    • sojourneryouth

      I agree. I’m surprised so many people like it, except for the shoes. I think it totally overwhelms her.

    • Trickytrisha

      17 now.

  • hughman

    Well *someone* has to turn down Marlon Brando’s AMA award.

  • Miranda

    Oh dear, she looks so hungry. I just wanna feed her biscuits and gravy.

  • princessricky

    dang you guys are right about the Cher moment!

  • kimmeister

    She has way too much shoulder sticking out of the tunic. It would look better like on the model.

    Those shoes are an ankle sprain waiting to happen.

    • MoHub

      Just wait until she reaches for a beverage and severs her right arm!

  • Kirstin McAulay

    Wow… that is a major run on Claire’s Accessories on that wrist…. All the bangles in one…. every girlie girl’s dream!!

    • BrooklynBomber

      I really like John Hardy jewelry, but perhaps they overdid it here, just a little. 😉

  • BrooklynBomber

    She looks surprisingly young for this, but I really like it, and the pink pants are better than the all-white version.

  • ashtangajunkie

    I would love this if it hadn’t been taken down by lashes and shoes. It’s a bit mature for her, but could have been pretty killer with a couple of better choices.

  • crash1212

    Too much shoulder. Too pin-straight-flat hair. Spider leg lashes. Me no likey.

  • MrsDanvers

    I think the tunic is just a little bit too big for her, so instead of looking like it’s off the shoulder, it looks like it’s falling off. She’s so pretty and so talented, I would be so proud if I were her parents!

  • Jaeda Laurez

    All these youngins just give me a renewed appreciation for J-Lo. Naya, Zendaya, Ariana, They look like they’re playing dressup in her closet. And she effortlessly slays them all.

  • boweryboy

    She looks like she got tangled in her bedsheet, and tripped into a pair of stripper heels.

    • Coolekat

      You always make me laugh

  • frannyprof

    This just looks dumb. Especially given the fact that she’s practically a fetus.

  • Now, this is the hair and outfit you wear to ride in on a white horse.

  • KT

    Someone help this woman, she’s meltinggggg!

    Also somehow this reminds me of The Ring — where the little girl’s dress, hair, etc is all dragging downwards… probably not what Zendaya was going for.

  • Milos Mom

    She is young so I won’t read her on style. BUT, it is not a flattering outfit, she does not know how to work it and the hair is overkill. Next…

  • Trickytrisha

    I do like this young woman (girl?) a lot, but wish she’d had some better advice choosing her look for this event. Her makeup is nice and fresh, the outfit questionable, shoes okay, but what bothers me the most is her very long extensions aren’t blending in with her actual hair. Give her time, she’ll grow into her potential.

  • Nika E

    Everything is just straight down. The eye just goes from h to t with no visuaI interest in between.

  • Coolekat

    T Lo know just how to torture us with their picture placement, don’t they?

  • CeeRich

    Those shoes?????? WHYYYYYYYY??????

  • MightyMarshal

    Take the pants off, trade the shoes out and give Remy her hair back. Then we’ll talk.

  • LeelaST

    Had to look her up – never heard of her. The whites don’t match, her hair looks dirty up top, and the shoes are tacky.

  • J. Preposterice

    those are some butt-ugly shoes

  • JeanProuvaire

    The loooong hair, long pants and huge platforms on her shoes just give the impression that she’s being slowly sucked feet-first into a black hole and elongated in the process.

  • SewingSiren

    I’m getting a Cher vibe. And i like it.

    • Fordzo

      Cher should have a line of vibrators.

      ETA: I”m sitting here thinking of all her hits, and there are so many that could be cleverly altered to be used as names for vibrators.

      • SewingSiren

        I know I would buy one.

  • formerlyAnon

    Top is too long by a couple of inches (or legs are too short.) Otherwise i kind of like. I’d like it more if the shoes were more ’70s and less stripper.

  • AmeliaEve

    Scarlett O’Hara already took the drapes for her dress, so Zendaya had to make her outfit out of the sheets.

  • Mona_Visa

    Our Lady of Spa Retreats.

  • MannahattaMamma

    help! my dress is melting right off my body and sliding down my arm!

  • lillyvonschtupp

    Alright Cher, hand over the jewelry!

  • quiltrx

    It’s all too vertical for me. And summery (there was so much white on the RC last night, wtf?).

  • d4divine

    She had me until I saw the shiny hooker shoes.

  • Lily-Rygh

    I think this is way too much look for a youngster like Zendaya, but the look itself is KILLA! Well, except for those shoes, which are literal killers.

  • KinoEye

    There’s too much. Of everything. Go home, lop off several inches of hair and fabric, and try again, doll.

  • Dagney

    That’s an awful lot of extensions, but I like the overall effect of her look. It’s cohesive, well thought out, and stunning.

  • Mary Lauer

    Tragic shoes, WAY too many bangles on that arm, and spider legged false eyelashes never did anyone any favors. Besides all that, I like the tunic/pant combo. Kind of the anti-Naya Rivera on the RC for the AMAs!

  • hellkell

    This would be a WERQ for me if she’d put on black pants.

  • ewes_urn_aim

    Ditch the pants and shoes for thigh-high white boots and it’s a WERQ for me.

    • formerlyAnon

      Good idea. And it would make it a more current look.

  • RoseJB

    She looks too young for this getup. Looks like something Toni Braxton should wear.

  • Erica Woods Tucker

    She’s only 16. I’m not feeling this. She looks like she’ll be doing lines off someone’s bathroom counter in 6 months.

  • guest2visits

    She was just awesomely perfect in this – so different, so retro and still modern . I loved it.