Warrior Queen Red Carpet Showdown: Tilda Swinton vs. Zendaya

Posted on March 23, 2020

Because we all need fabulousness and warrior queens in our lives right now, wouldn’t you say?

 

Tilda Swinton at the Cannes Film Festival, May 2019

In this corner, we have Pope Tilda the First, ready to ride into battle – side-saddle, because the Pontiff prefers her gowns big and heavy af. We suspect this look might be a harder sell than Zendaya’s sexier and more dazzling take, but take a moment to consider the value of stateliness, of bearing, and of the particular weirdness that Pope Tilda is so excellent at working and wielding. This has drama and power to it. This is a woman who can wear a 200-pound gown and make it seem effortless.

 

 

Zendaya at the Met Gala, May 2018

As we said, this is probably the more dazzling and memorable of the two, partially because it walked the most-watched red carpet of they year and partially because the Joan of Arc references are so flawlessly executed. We don’t want to come off like we’re making a critique, but of the two, this look comes off more like a costume than a piece of fashion that utilizes historical motifs. Still, even if it is a costume, she’s at the exact time and place for it. And it remains one of the most memorable Met Gala looks of recent years, which is really saying something.

So which Warrioress is it gonna be, hotshot?

 

 

Warrior Queen Red Carpet Showdown: Tilda Swinton vs. Zendaya

Tilda Swinton in Haider Ackermann
Zendaya in Atelier Versace
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