Zendaya is one fine eighties lady in vintage YSL at the ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Awards – Daily Mail

Euphoria producer-star Zendaya was one of five honorees dazzling the 14th Annual ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Awards in Los Angeles on Thursday.

The 24-year-old Emmy winner took the plunge in 1982 Yves Saint Laurent haute couture from the personal archive of her ‘image architect’ Law Roach.

The vintage blue-silk puff-sleeved blazer and black maxi-skirt were originally owned by trailblazing Ebony Fashion Fair founder Eunice W. Johnson.  

Congrats! Euphoria producer-star Zendaya was one of five honorees dazzling the 14th Annual ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Awards in Los Angeles on Thursday

Congrats! Euphoria producer-star Zendaya was one of five honorees dazzling the 14th Annual ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Awards in Los Angeles on Thursday

Congrats! Euphoria producer-star Zendaya was one of five honorees dazzling the 14th Annual ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Awards in Los Angeles on Thursday

Eighties lady: The 24-year-old Emmy winner took the plunge in 1982 Yves Saint Laurent haute couture from the personal archive of her 'image architect' Law Roach

Eighties lady: The 24-year-old Emmy winner took the plunge in 1982 Yves Saint Laurent haute couture from the personal archive of her 'image architect' Law Roach

Eighties lady: The 24-year-old Emmy winner took the plunge in 1982 Yves Saint Laurent haute couture from the personal archive of her ‘image architect’ Law Roach

Zendaya – who was born in 1996 – accessorized her retro red carpet attire with dangly Bulgari earrings and statement rings.

The Malcolm & Marie actress appeared in person to accept her trophy and delivered a speech for the virtual audience.

This year’s theme ‘Mastering Our Stories’ focused on ‘the resiliency of black women in Hollywood through the years – including during the unprecedented pandemic.’

Zendaya (last name Coleman) was also joined onstage by the host Laverne Cox and fellow honoree Andra Day. 

The vintage blue-silk puff-sleeved blazer and black maxi-skirt were originally owned by trailblazing Ebony Fashion Fair founder Eunice W. Johnson (pictured)

The vintage blue-silk puff-sleeved blazer and black maxi-skirt were originally owned by trailblazing Ebony Fashion Fair founder Eunice W. Johnson (pictured)

'I've been waiting to share this look..... We pay homage!'

'I've been waiting to share this look..... We pay homage!'

‘We pay homage!’ The vintage blue-silk puff-sleeved blazer and black maxi-skirt were originally owned by trailblazing Ebony Fashion Fair founder Eunice W. Johnson

Born in 1996! Zendaya accessorized her retro red carpet attire with dangly Bulgari earrings and statement rings

Born in 1996! Zendaya accessorized her retro red carpet attire with dangly Bulgari earrings and statement rings

Born in 1996! Zendaya accessorized her retro red carpet attire with dangly Bulgari earrings and statement rings

Another one for the mantel! The Malcolm & Marie actress appeared in person to accept her trophy and delivered a speech for the virtual audience

Another one for the mantel! The Malcolm & Marie actress appeared in person to accept her trophy and delivered a speech for the virtual audience

Another one for the mantel! The Malcolm & Marie actress appeared in person to accept her trophy and delivered a speech for the virtual audience

'Mastering Our Stories': This year's theme focused on 'the resiliency of black women in Hollywood through the years - including during the unprecedented pandemic'

'Mastering Our Stories': This year's theme focused on 'the resiliency of black women in Hollywood through the years - including during the unprecedented pandemic'

‘Mastering Our Stories’: This year’s theme focused on ‘the resiliency of black women in Hollywood through the years – including during the unprecedented pandemic’

Black girl magic: Zendaya (last name Coleman) was also joined onstage by the host Laverne Cox (M) and fellow honoree Andra Day (L)

Black girl magic: Zendaya (last name Coleman) was also joined onstage by the host Laverne Cox (M) and fellow honoree Andra Day (L)

Black girl magic: Zendaya (last name Coleman) was also joined onstage by the host Laverne Cox (M) and fellow honoree Andra Day (L)

Warming her pipes: The 36-year-old R&B belter performed Billie Holiday's 1939 song God Bless the Child having played the singer in The United States Vs. Billie Holiday

Warming her pipes: The 36-year-old R&B belter performed Billie Holiday's 1939 song God Bless the Child having played the singer in The United States Vs. Billie Holiday

Warming her pipes: The 36-year-old R&B belter performed Billie Holiday’s 1939 song God Bless the Child having played the singer in The United States Vs. Billie Holiday

The 36-year-old R&B belter performed Billie Holiday’s 1939 song God Bless the Child having played the singer in The United States Vs. Billie Holiday. 

Before the ceremony, the former Disney Channel star shared a touching moment on the red carpet with her Euphoria castmate Storm Reid.

‘Thank you for the constant, like I say all the time, inspiration. There’s lots of people that came into my life… I’m going to cry,’ the 17-year-old pre-show presenter said tearing up. 

‘There’s lots of people that came into my life when [A Wrinkle in Time] came out and they were like, “Oh yeah, I’m here to support you.” But you were one of those people that stuck to that. So, for that, thank you.’ 

Sissy from another missy: Before the ceremony, the former Disney Channel star shared a touching moment on the red carpet with her Euphoria castmate Storm Reid (L)

Sissy from another missy: Before the ceremony, the former Disney Channel star shared a touching moment on the red carpet with her Euphoria castmate Storm Reid (L)

Sissy from another missy: Before the ceremony, the former Disney Channel star shared a touching moment on the red carpet with her Euphoria castmate Storm Reid (L)

The 17-year-old pre-show presenter (L) said: 'There's lots of people that came into my life when [A Wrinkle in Time] came out and they were like, "Oh yeah, I'm here to support you." But you were one of those people that stuck to that. So, for that, thank you'

The 17-year-old pre-show presenter (L) said: 'There's lots of people that came into my life when [A Wrinkle in Time] came out and they were like, "Oh yeah, I'm here to support you." But you were one of those people that stuck to that. So, for that, thank you'

The 17-year-old pre-show presenter (L) said: ‘There’s lots of people that came into my life when [A Wrinkle in Time] came out and they were like, “Oh yeah, I’m here to support you.” But you were one of those people that stuck to that. So, for that, thank you’

Zendaya carefully wiped away Storm's tears and replied: 'You're my baby sister, I'm telling you. We met, our first time, in like a Ben & Jerry's when she was so tiny. And then here we are, we're real life sisters, I believe that, and TV sisters'

Zendaya carefully wiped away Storm's tears and replied: 'You're my baby sister, I'm telling you. We met, our first time, in like a Ben & Jerry's when she was so tiny. And then here we are, we're real life sisters, I believe that, and TV sisters'

Zendaya carefully wiped away Storm’s tears and replied: ‘You’re my baby sister, I’m telling you. We met, our first time, in like a Ben & Jerry’s when she was so tiny. And then here we are, we’re real life sisters, I believe that, and TV sisters’

The Oakland-born biracial beauty continued: 'And I'm so proud of everything that you do. You know that. I'm a ride or die. I will continue to support everything you do. You're phenomenal'

The Oakland-born biracial beauty continued: 'And I'm so proud of everything that you do. You know that. I'm a ride or die. I will continue to support everything you do. You're phenomenal'

The Oakland-born biracial beauty continued: ‘And I’m so proud of everything that you do. You know that. I’m a ride or die. I will continue to support everything you do. You’re phenomenal’

Golden girl: Reid - looking lovely in a gold Prada halter dress - was cheered up by presenter Leslie Jones (R), who suited up over a sexy white DKNY bustier

Golden girl: Reid - looking lovely in a gold Prada halter dress - was cheered up by presenter Leslie Jones (R), who suited up over a sexy white DKNY bustier

Golden girl: Reid – looking lovely in a gold Prada halter dress – was cheered up by presenter Leslie Jones (R), who suited up over a sexy white DKNY bustier

Zendaya carefully wiped away Storm’s tears and replied: ‘You’re my baby sister, I’m telling you. We met, our first time, in like a Ben & Jerry’s when she was so tiny. And then here we are, we’re real life sisters, I believe that, and TV sisters. 

‘And I’m so proud of everything that you do. You know that. I’m a ride or die. I will continue to support everything you do. You’re phenomenal. So the love is mutual.’ 

The Oakland-born biracial beauty will next glam up to serve presenting duties onstage Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre during the 93rd Academy Awards, which air this Sunday on ABC. 

Zendaya voices Lola Bunny in Space Jam: A New Legacy, which hits US/UK theaters July 16 before streaming on HBO Max. 

'Our incredible cast!' Zendaya will next glam up to serve presenting duties onstage Hollywood's Dolby Theatre during the 93rd Academy Awards, which air this Sunday on ABC

'Our incredible cast!' Zendaya will next glam up to serve presenting duties onstage Hollywood's Dolby Theatre during the 93rd Academy Awards, which air this Sunday on ABC

‘Our incredible cast!’ Zendaya will next glam up to serve presenting duties onstage Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre during the 93rd Academy Awards, which air this Sunday on ABC

Makeover alert! The homeschooled triple-threat voices Lola Bunny in Malcolm D. Lee's live action/animated sequel Space Jam: A New Legacy, which hits US/UK theaters July 16 before streaming on HBO Max

Makeover alert! The homeschooled triple-threat voices Lola Bunny in Malcolm D. Lee's live action/animated sequel Space Jam: A New Legacy, which hits US/UK theaters July 16 before streaming on HBO Max

Makeover alert! The homeschooled triple-threat voices Lola Bunny in Malcolm D. Lee’s live action/animated sequel Space Jam: A New Legacy, which hits US/UK theaters July 16 before streaming on HBO Max

Malcolm D. Lee’s live action/animated sequel also features LeBron James, Don Cheadle, and Sonequa Martin-Green.

Transgender trailblazer Laverne Cox donned three different ensembles – Balmain, Samantha Black, and Claude Kameni – to emcee the feminist festivities.

Hairstylist Kiyah Wright coiffed the 48-year-old Daytime Emmy winner’s ombré mane and make-up artist Keita Moore made sure her complexion was fully contoured.

Activist Tarana Burke – who started the Me Too movement in 2006 – bared her shoulders in a floral frock while presenting in person. 

Hostess: Transgender trailblazer Laverne Cox donned three different ensembles - including this Balmain - to emcee the feminist festivities

Hostess: Transgender trailblazer Laverne Cox donned three different ensembles - including this Balmain - to emcee the feminist festivities

The most impressive of the three was this Claude Kameni strapless, plunging mermaid dress

The most impressive of the three was this Claude Kameni strapless, plunging mermaid dress

Hostess: Transgender trailblazer Laverne Cox donned three different ensembles – Balmain (L), Samantha Black, and Claude Kameni (R)- to emcee the feminist festivities

Werrrk! Hairstylist Kiyah Wright coiffed the 48-year-old Daytime Emmy winner's ombré mane and make-up artist Keita Moore made sure her complexion was fully contoured

Werrrk! Hairstylist Kiyah Wright coiffed the 48-year-old Daytime Emmy winner's ombré mane and make-up artist Keita Moore made sure her complexion was fully contoured

Werrrk! Hairstylist Kiyah Wright coiffed the 48-year-old Daytime Emmy winner’s ombré mane and make-up artist Keita Moore made sure her complexion was fully contoured

In the spotlight: Activist Tarana Burke - who started the Me Too movement in 2006 - bared her shoulders in a floral frock while presenting in person

In the spotlight: Activist Tarana Burke - who started the Me Too movement in 2006 - bared her shoulders in a floral frock while presenting in person

In the spotlight: Activist Tarana Burke – who started the Me Too movement in 2006 – bared her shoulders in a floral frock while presenting in person

Honoree Cynthia Erivo looked cool in a custom coral-sequin Gucci gown selected by stylist Jason Bolden.

‘Home is the space between the open arms of every black woman that I have had the privilege of encountering,’ the British 34-year-old said in her speech. ‘Especially here, at this event. Here at ESSENCE.’

Honoree Whoopi Goldberg recalled how excited she and her mother Emma were to buy the first issue of ESSENCE in 1970. 

‘We heard there was going to be a magazine just for us,’ the 65-year-old EGOT champ said in her speech. 

Yassss! Honoree Cynthia Erivo looked cool in a custom coral-sequin Gucci gown

Yassss! Honoree Cynthia Erivo looked cool in a custom coral-sequin Gucci gown

It was selected by her stylist Jason Bolden

It was selected by her stylist Jason Bolden

Yassss! Honoree Cynthia Erivo looked cool in a custom coral-sequin Gucci gown selected by stylist Jason Bolden

The British 34-year-old said in her speech: 'Home is the space between the open arms of every black woman that I have had the privilege of encountering. Especially here, at this event. Here at ESSENCE'

The British 34-year-old said in her speech: 'Home is the space between the open arms of every black woman that I have had the privilege of encountering. Especially here, at this event. Here at ESSENCE'

The British 34-year-old said in her speech: ‘Home is the space between the open arms of every black woman that I have had the privilege of encountering. Especially here, at this event. Here at ESSENCE’

'We heard there was going to be a magazine just for us': Honoree Whoopi Goldberg recalled how excited she and her mother Emma were to buy the first issue of ESSENCE in 1970

'We heard there was going to be a magazine just for us': Honoree Whoopi Goldberg recalled how excited she and her mother Emma were to buy the first issue of ESSENCE in 1970

‘We heard there was going to be a magazine just for us’: Honoree Whoopi Goldberg recalled how excited she and her mother Emma were to buy the first issue of ESSENCE in 1970

Fangirling: Honoree Michaela Coel - best known for her BBC One/HBO series I May Destroy You - told a story about the time she flew to attend her idol Janelle Monáe's private Dirty Computer screening

Fangirling: Honoree Michaela Coel - best known for her BBC One/HBO series I May Destroy You - told a story about the time she flew to attend her idol Janelle Monáe's private Dirty Computer screening

Fangirling: Honoree Michaela Coel – best known for her BBC One/HBO series I May Destroy You – told a story about the time she flew to attend her idol Janelle Monáe’s private Dirty Computer screening

‘It turned out, it was just for us. And it was cute! We were cute. And we knew we were cute because were saw it. We saw that we were represented.’

Honoree Michaela Coel – best known for her BBC One/HBO series I May Destroy You – told a story about the time her idol Janelle Monáe invited her to a private Dirty Computer screening.

‘I decided not to tell her that I wasn’t actually in Hollywood so I couldn’t swing by,’ the British 33-year-old said in her speech.

‘I, instead, found a flight and booked a one-way ticket and went straight from the airport to the movie theater.’

Author:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *