BET Awards 2021: Zendaya’s Versace dress was worn by Beyonce in 2003

For the 21st edition of BET Awards held in Los Angeles, Zendaya opted for a flowing purple dress from the Versace archives, which she carried with Stuart weitzman pumps and Bulgarian jewelry. The American actress, who was nominated in the “Best actress” category, has once again chosen the boldness that has become its fashion signature over the years. According to Cockroach of the law, Zendayapersonal stylist, the dress is a “tribute” to Beyoncé, who wore the same dress in a cropped version when she first performed at the 2003 BET Awards.

Zendaya at the 21st BET Awards in a Versace gown from the brand’s archives.Instagram @abdmstudio
Beyoncé wearing a Versace dress from the Spring / Summer 2003 collection at the 3rd edition of the BET Awards. Steve Grayson / WireImage for BET Entertainment

Zendaya’s fashion is inspired by icons

This is not the first time that Zendaya was inspired by icons in her choice of outfits for ceremonies. Last April, for the 93rd Academy Awards, she appeared in a bright yellow Valentino dress, an obvious nod to Expensive and her flamboyant 1970s wardrobe.

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