“Dune” Star Zendaya in Haute Couture for InStyle’s ‘Best Dressed’ Issue

Posted on October 12, 2021

InStyle’s BEST DRESSED issue has arrived featuring cover star Zendaya. A master of her craft onscreen and off, Zendaya is always in control of her career, her private life, and her style.









  • On struggling with social media: “I haven’t been posting, and my fans probably hate it, which I understand. But I get too overwhelmed with having to post things, and if I think too much about it, I’m not gonna do it. It’s not worth it.'”
  • On her new movie Dune: “We’ll see what the world thinks. But I had such a fun time. I think [director] Denis [Villeneuve] is one of the most extraordinary filmmakers we have — he’s just so consistent and thoughtful. I loved working with him, although it wasn’t for very long. We’ll see how the first one goes, but I’m ready to do a second. Whenever they call, I’m here. [Co-star] Timothée [Chalamet] is an extraordinary talent and just a lovely person—he’s become my family.”
  • On what makes her nervous: “Messing up. Making mistakes. Not being the best I can possibly be at something. Failure. Again, that’s a Virgo thing. If something is not perfect or the best, then I feel like I might as well have not even done it. I turn something into being the worst thing, even if it was fine. But it’s not fine to me.”
  • On what she would change in the industry: “Other than becoming a director, my dream is to create my own things. I would love to make films that allow space for young up-and-coming artists, writers, and filmmakers — because especially with Black talent, it’s not a lack thereof; it’s a lack of opportunity. I’d like to give those opportunities: Partner upcoming filmmakers with different writers and mentorships, connect them with the actors they want to see in their films, and create those special bonds. And make sure they get paid and taken care of.”
  • On diverse talent: “Even with photo shoots, I’m now at the point where I can request photographers to work with. But before that, if I didn’t choose them, I never had the opportunity to work with Black photographers — and that is disgraceful, if you ask me. I feel lucky to be able to find new talent or work with people like [InStyle photographers] Ahmad [Barber] and Donté [Maurice], who are so talented”




Style Credits:
Cover 1: Schiaparelli Haute Couture Dress
Cover 2: Valentino Haute Couture Dress | Bulgari High Jewelry Earrings and Ring
Cover 3: Schiaparelli Haute Couture Dress | Bulgari High Jewelry Ring


[Photo Credit: AB+DM/InStyle Magazine]

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