Zendaya wore a two-piece Vera Wang to the CFDAs: super-cute or meh?

2021 CFDA Fashion Awards

Here are some photos from last night’s CFDA Awards, which is historically an okay night for fashion. The Council of Fashion Designers of America hosts their annual awards every fall, and over the years, more and more Fashion Girls come out to celebrate their favorite designers. Zendaya even picked up a CFDA Award, the Fashion Icon Award. She wore this two-piece Vera Wang with a peplum’d skirt, paired with Bulgari jewels. I think Zendaya is beautiful and she has that status where she can pull off any look. But this Wang was not the best!

THE 2021 CFDA Fashion Awards

Anya Taylor Joy was there and shockingly she did not wear Dior! What is even happening?? She wore Oscar de la Renta, with Tiffany & Co. jewelry and a Gigi Burris hat. She’s the face of Tiffany jewelry but she also has a contract with Dior, so I don’t know what’s up with this. I do know that *someone* is trying to convince us that the fall/winter fashion season is all about peplums.

2021 CFDA Fashion Awards

2021 CFDA Fashion Awards - Arrivals

Ciara was the lucky lady who got to wear Tom Ford. This is why I enjoy the CFDAs – there are always Fashion Girls who come to the event wearing relatively simple LBDs, like this. Ciara looks great – truly one of the best looks of the evening.

2021 CFDA Fashion Awards - Arrivals

Emily Blunt wore a Christopher John Rodgers suit. This is awful, oh my God.

2021 CFDA Fashion Awards

Drew Barrymore teamed up with Christian Siriano for this explosion at the ruffle factory. I appreciate that Sirano makes dresses for every body type and maybe this is what Drew wanted, but he should have talked her out of it!

2021 CFDA Fashion Awards - Arrivals

Emily Ratajkowski wore Miu Miu. In addition to peplums, it seems the fall/winter season will be all about midriffs.

2021 CFDA Fashion Awards - Arrivals

Karlie Kloss in Steven La Fuente. I like it? It’s simple.

2021 CFDA Fashion Awards - Arrivals

Photos courtesy of Avalon Red, Backgrid.

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  1. JW says:

    I like Anya’s look, except I would have gone with either a warmer or brighter lip. Against the purple dress, the grey in the brown lip leans corpse rather than vixen to go with the rest of a very cute outfit.

    • Yup, Me says:

      I’ve been noticing that very dark brown red lip trend happening. And I don’t like that Anya’s lips are underlined. It leaves her lips looking unfinished.

      • Tris says:

        You’re right — her lips are intentionally underlined. Odd. I bet it’s supposed to be like the old Kewpie-doll look from the 1920s silent films.

      • Jan90067 says:

        Burgundies and deep wines are very *au courant* for fall. Personally, I like them more with a blue “undertone”; they look “brighter” (brown undertone seems to dull the color more).

        In the mid/late 70s there was a trend for actual *brown* lipstick, and it looked awful on just about everyone.

  2. CherHorowitz says:

    What is up with EmRata’s a) outfit and b) stomach? It has that weird look of someone who has had lipo and ab etching but good lord she is the last person who would need that.

    I get cokey vibes off her

    • Veronika says:

      I’m shocked at how ripped her stomach looks because didn’t she have a baby in the last year or six months?
      To have 0% body fat on your abdomen so quickly after having a child is unusual.

      • Jan90067 says:

        She was in pretty good shape before the baby, but I would bet on some lipo and a tuck afterward.

    • BothSidesNow says:

      @ CherHorowitz, I don’t know what it is about her, but I dislike her. A great deal in fact and I don’t know why. Her voice bothers me and her constant need to pose when someone on the street takes her picture. I don’t understand her appeal.

  3. Lightpurple says:

    Nobody is smiling. Zendaya looks exhausted. Anya looks cute. Emily looks like a jelly bean.

    • Alexandria says:

      She does look exhausted. I hope she’s well cos the pandemic ain’t over.

      • smcollins says:

        That was my first thought, too, that she looks tired and over it; and she still has the Spider-Man premieres ahead of her. I hope there’s a nice, relaxing vacation waiting for her at the end of it all. As far as the fashion…it’s not really my thing but I really liked Ciara’s & Karlie’s looks. Simple, classic & beautiful, not too trendy and/or try-hard, or in some cases “what the hell were they thinking?” (looking at you Drew & Emily B).

    • FHMom says:

      Maybe because they hate what they’re wearing? Such awful looks here.

    • Sof says:

      Don’t know if you watched the videos, but Zendaya was really uncomfortable with the volume of the skirt, she kept pushing it down.

    • Trillion says:

      They all just want to go home and have some carbs

    • Still_Sarah says:

      Emily Blunt’s outfit reminds me of how much I like orange popsicles and creamsicles.

  4. MrsBump says:

    So many beautiful women, so many awful outfits

  5. Onomo says:

    I feel like this might be the one thing Zendaya can’t pull off, and I’m not really sure anyone could. It looks cheap and ill fitted and not good for sitting or standing? Oh well better her than me.

    • Still_Sarah says:

      Exactly. How is anyone supposed to sit down while wearing a peplum on their ass? I went to a high school where the girls had to wear kilts with sewn in pleats all around. We would have to sit down in our desks carefully to avoid wrinkling the pleats the wrong way. These peplums give me the same vibe.

  6. Gina says:

    I like Zendaya’s and Anya’s outfits, but Chiara’s dress is a winner, IMO.

    • minx says:

      I actually like Zendaya’s outfit too.

    • Lexilla says:

      My favorite here is Law Roach, hands down. None of the women win. No peplums, no yards of midriff, no Oompa Loompa CEO. I wish he’d been mentioned, especially because he’s behind Zendaya’s usually incredible looks.

    • Killfanora says:

      Ciara’s dress is gorgeous, but why oh why do actresses think crossing your legs as if desperate for a pee is a good look??

      • Meg says:

        I think they’re trying to look as thin as possible and fear if they don’t cross their legs theyll look ‘bigger ‘

  7. minx says:

    Karlie Kloss’ face?! They all look miserable. I’m not crazy about Drew’s dress but at least she looks happy, so maybe she felt good wearing it.

  8. Sofia says:

    I quite like the colour of Z’s dress but don’t like the skirt (that’s my taste however) but it doesn’t look ugly on her. I actually do like Anya and think she’s pulls it off like Z did with her dress. Best dressed is definitely Ciara.

  9. SomeChick says:

    I love the purple/leopard look! I’m ready for the return of the peplum.

    I think (except for Drew, who looks cute and happy) they’re all trying to give runway face, which just doesn’t work on many people. they really would look better if they smiled! lol.

  10. MsIam says:

    I like Ciara and Anya’s looks the best. As for Zendaya’s look, I think Vera Wang did her dirty. It looks like she’s wearing a fabric donut around her waist.

  11. MaryContrary says:

    Are we sure that’s Emily Blunt?! Omg-I hope it’s just the makeup.

  12. mariahlee says:

    Was pretty disappointed in Zendaya’s look. It’s not bad imo, but she’s has much better looks this year alone.

  13. Chlo says:

    I hate Ciara’s dress – it’s boring which is worse than being bad like some of these other looks. In my humble opinion!

  14. Lucía says:

    I’m trying not to hate on ATJ’s red carpet style, but sometimes…it’s hard not to. Case and point. She looks like she’s wearing a costume. Also, Zendaya deserves way, way better than that.

  15. Kristen says:

    None of these people are dressed for the same event? I love ATJ, but I wish she would’ve chosen less matchy shoes.

  16. Ann says:

    Purple taffeta gives me bad flashbacks. I love the concept and lines of Anna’s outfit but not the fabric. Drew looks like she’s dressed as the Sun, but yeah, she does look happy.

    Emily looks like she’s wearing pajamas and forgot to button the top.

  17. Glitter Baby says:

    ATJ is probably wearing Oscar de la Renta because it’s an American designer and the CFDA is the Council of Fashion Designers of America. Dior is French.

    Zendaya is so fabulous she can do no wrong in my book, but if she’s exhausted it’s probably because she’s had a non-stop schedule all over the world at premieres and photo-shoots and red carpets. I love her!

  18. Kviby says:

    Her hair is so gorgeous here.
    Also I like Emily’s whole look, but it seems off season

  19. Merricat says:

    I hate about 98 percent of all peplums.

  20. lucy2 says:

    Ciara and Karlie yes, everyone else’s, no.
    They finally found something Zendaya doesn’t look good in.

  21. Barbie1 says:

    Zendaya’s dress is a meh. But she looks gorg as always. Anya’s is even worse. Emily Blunt’s photo is scaring me. Ciara and Karlie look the best. Emily really needs some extra pounds. She would look amazing with extra weight.

  22. jferber says:

    Law Roach was named by Zendaya as her style icon in the last issue of InStyle. He’s on Legendary (seasons 1 and 2) and he is always fun to watch for his outfits and outrageous comments.

    • Lexilla says:

      Second! I commented higher up that he should be mentioned here and was best dressed of all shown here.

  23. Tiffany :) says:

    I feel like peplums haven’t been away long enough for them to come back.

  24. Mia4s says:

    Anya is the only one who looks like she likes what she is wearing and is having any fun. This is a rare miss for Zendaya, but definitely a miss. Super uninteresting dress, makeup and hair. She looks as bored as I am!

  25. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    🤣😭 Emily😭🤣 so so funny looking. If there has to be a peplum, let’s not make it a donut. Anya realty does know how to work it. The yellow cake topper and bare midriffs don’t belong in November.

  26. wow says:

    lots of new faces

  27. ME says:

    I’m hating everything “low rise”. That trend should have stayed in the early 2000’s where it belongs.

  28. detritus says:

    Everyone looks awfully hungry except Ciara who looks like she ate your man for breakfast. That woman is so exceptionally sexy

  29. eliza james says:

    Very few women with realistic body image. How many little girls skipped breakfast this morning after seeing some of these?

  30. Mina_Esq says:

    Zendaya is so freaking beautiful. Stop the show kind of beautiful. Anya Taylor Joy gives me the creeps no matter what she wears.

    • MaryContrary says:

      Same. I do not get her appeal. I’ve tried to make it through Queens Gambit twice now and can’t.

  31. Otaku fairy says:

    I think Zendaya’s outfit, nails, and hair all look great. The outfit makes her look like a human flower. She and Anya Taylor Moore look the best here.

  32. A.Key says:

    I think Zendaya pulls it off because she’s Zendaya. But on anyone else that thing would have looked awful. Luckily Zendaya can wear a trash bag and still look amazing so her gorgeous visuals basically saved their disastrous design.