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The Most Daring Dresses Of The Year

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45. Zendaya Coleman At The 2020 Critics' Choice Awards
Zendaya Coleman was nominated for the Best Actress in a Drama Series award that night  for her performance in HBO's Euphoria, and to commemorate that moment, she came to the red carpet in one of the most memorable looks that evening. She wore an outfit that was a mix between a warrior woman and a 2000s pop princess, donning a hot pink breast plate and chiffon maxi skirt from Tom Ford's Spring 2020 collection.

Zendaya's stylist, Law Roach, pointed out on Instagram that the biased cut Tom Ford top was inspired by the vintage breastplates done by both Yves Saint Laurent and Issey Miyake. Laurent marched copper body armor down the runway in 1969, when he invited sculptor Claude Lalanne to make plaster molds of model Veruschka von Lehndorff's breast and torso for the dress she would wear down the runway.

Miyake experimented with body molding in 1980, when he created a plastic bustier to go with billowing pants. “The bustier, molded on a woman’s torso, subverts the idea of clothing as a covering separate from the body," the Metropolitan Museum of Art explained.

And now Ford has joined these legendary designers in armor-wear. If you feel like you’ve seen Zendaya's look somewhere before, you might have caught it on newsstands. The pink top was on the February 2020 cover of Harper’s Bazaar featuring Gwyneth Paltrow. Want some armor of your own? Ford's hot pink top will run you $15,000! Get to saving.