Zendaya Covers InStyle Magazine Wearing All-Black Designers

As a first in the magazine’s history, Zendaya covered the September issue of InStyle in all black designers with the help of her stylist, Law Roach.

What We Know:

  • Zendaya’s InStyle September issue was groundbreaking in many ways. The issue featured the actress in all black designers; black shoe designers, black jewelry designers, and black art were all highlighted. The photoshoot was alongside an interview/ conversation between her and Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of Black Lives Matter discussing ‘Where We Go From Here.
  • The editorial was under the complete creative direction of Law Roach, one of Zendaya’s favorite stylists. In his Instagram post about the shoot he wrote, “No rules No advertisers! You allowed me a BLACK stylist to creative direct an editorial with my beautiful BLACK muse @zendaya and feature clothing from all BLACK designers, shoes from all BLACK shoe designers, jewels from all BLACK jewelry designers, we feature BLACK art from BLACK artists…Look at the magic we can create when someone gives us the opportunity.”
  • The InStyle issue also came with behind the scenes footage of Zendaya where she can be seen in Black owned designs by Pyer Moss and Brother Vellies.

The response to the shoot has been inspiring as this is a first in fashion magazine history to have such an inclusive set. It ultimately revealed just what can be done creatively when people of color are given a safe space.