Zendaya’s slew of stylish red carpet moments have officially earned her icon status.
The Council for Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) announced on Wednesday that Zendaya, 25, will receive the 2021 Fashion Icon Award, making her the youngest-ever recipient.
“Zendaya’s journey to Fashion Icon superstar happened at supersonic speed,” the CFDA wrote on Instagram.
“Time and again, she has proven that she is unafraid to take risks…With her creative counterpart [longtime stylist Law Roach], #Zendaya has given fans and fashion followers worldwide a seemingly countless number of glamorous red carpet looks to remember.”
The “Euphoria” actress will join a star-studded list of past Fashion Icon Award recipients from the fashion event — widely considered to be “the Oscars of fashion” — including Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Naomi Campbell, Rihanna and, most recently, Jennifer Lopez.
Zendaya is known for her high-fashion, head-turning style, whether dripping in diamonds at the 2021 Oscars or serving as an ambassador for luxury labels like Bulgari and Valentino.
While she’s certainly racked up a lengthy list of red carpet highlights, in an interview with InStyle, she recently narrowed her favorites down to her Moschino butterfly dress, her Joan of Arc look from the 2018 Met Gala, and her viral Tom Ford breastplate from the 2020 Critics’ Choice Awards.
Most recently, the star has been promoting her upcoming film “Dune” in looks ranging from a heavy metal harness to a 93-carat emerald necklace paired with a wet-look leather Balmain gown.
But while she’s been shaking things up on the red carpet since her Disney days, it hasn’t always been all diamonds and designers for Zendaya; She started off wearing outfits that were a bit more of a bargain.
“When I was 14 and at my first movie premiere, my outfit was a bunch of stuff that I had from Target,” she told InStyle. “And I thought I was fly. I felt cool.”
The 2021 CFDA Awards will be held on November 10. In addition to Zendaya’s historic win, Anya Taylor-Joy will also be honored with the CFDAs first “Face of the Year” award.