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Zendaya Wears Valentino and a Pair of Nikes on ELLE’s December/January Cover

Zendaya just delivered a bold and beautiful InStyle September cover. Now following in the footsteps of Blackpink, Cardi B along with Kamala Harris, Zendaya covers the December/January edition of ELLE. (But we’re always up for seeing the Emmy Award-winning actress down at newsstands.) Styled by Law Roach, the current Vogue Hong Kong cover star sports a pair of Nikes and a flashy Valentino haute couture creation for the cover image captured by Micaiah Carter.

US Elle December 2020/January 2021 : Zendaya by Micaiah Carter


Although our forum members definitely aren’t fans. “Awful styling and done by her personal dresser? Stands to reason. This is why ELLE will always be ELLE and never Vogue. The ‘stylist’ probably thought they were being edgy by adding the sneakers, but it’s just messy,” declared an obviously underwhelmed Benn98.

“Another celebrity styled by her personal stylist,” scoffed Lola701.

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“As for the cover, she looks pissed off there. I’d be too if I were styled that way. But Zendaya honey, since you were styled by your own stylist for this cover, all I have to say is: you made your bed, now lie in it,” added an absolutely disappointed Ken Doll Jenner.

MON clearly feels the same way: “Some of the shots remind me of Tyler Mitchell’s questionable aesthetic.”

“A dud of a cover and wouldn’t be mad if Zendaya was to take a hiatus from newsstands through 2021. InStyle, Vogue Hong Kong and now ELLE within a few short months. This feels like a nonevent of a cover for U.S. ELLE as a result,” ranted vogue28.

Check out Zendaya’s cover feature and join the conversation here.