Zendaya wore vintage Versace to the BET Awards in tribute to Beyoncé’s iconic ‘Crazy in Love’ look

Zendaya (right) posed with Lil' Kim (left) at the BET Awards while wearing a floor-length version of a vintage Versace look previously worn by Beyoncé.
Zendaya wore a Beyoncé-inspired Versace look to the BET Awards on Sunday night. Bennett Raglin/via Getty Images
  • Zendaya attended the 2021 BET Awards on Sunday night in purple vintage Versace.
  • The actress paid homage to Beyoncé who wore a similar dress while debuting “Crazy in Love” in 2003.
  • Her longtime stylist, Law Roach, who also works with Celine Dion, styled the look.
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Zendaya was pictured at Sunday night’s BET Awards wearing a floor-length purple vintage Versace look similar to one previously worn by Beyoncé in 2003.

Her long-time stylist, Law Roach, took to Instagram to show off her look, crediting Stuart Weitzman for her matching stilettos and Bulgari for her diamonds. Zendaya, 24, kept her hair in a sleek low ponytail with a middle part while her makeup delicately mirrored the hues of neon green in the dress.

Zendaya confirmed the Beyoncé inspiration in a video of the look posted to Twitter, where she strutted in slow-motion to the song “Crazy in Love.”

-Zendaya (@Zendaya) June 28, 2021

The purple Versace dress was previously worn by Beyoncé at the same awards ceremony 18 years ago during her first-ever performance of “Crazy in Love.” Unlike Zendaya, the singer wore a mini-dress version.

Beyoncé previously wore a similar version of the purple Versace look during her first live performance of 'Crazy in Love' at the BET Awards 2003.
Beyoncé previously wore a similar version of the purple Versace look during her first live performance of ‘Crazy in Love’ at the BET Awards 2003. Steve Grayson/via Getty Images

However, it’s not the first time Zendaya and stylist Law Roach, have collaborated on award show looks inspired by iconic celebrities. At the Oscars in April, she attended wearing a custom yellow Valentino dress, similar to two outfits worn by Cher in the ’70s. She even channeled Cher’s famously long hair for the event.

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Zendaya previously wore a yellow outfit inspired by Cher. Chris Pizzello-Pool/Getty Images, Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images

Speaking to WWD in January, Law Roach explained how his relationship with Zendaya has evolved over 10 years and how much trust she puts in him to curate her style.

“I’ve been very blessed to be a part of the curation of her style and her fashion identity. We call each other our fashion soulmates. She calls me her fashion godbrother. It’s just such a beautiful, easy thing. There’s a lot of trust,” Roach said.

He added: “It’s always been a collaborative effort between her and I. We always choose the things that give us goosebumps.”

Representatives for Roach did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.