35 Iconic Red Carpet Looks From Gen Z Celebrities


Zendaya’s 2019 Met Gala look though. 👀

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When it comes to iconic red carpet fashion, the boomers have Dolly Parton…

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Gen X has Björk and her iconic swan outfit…

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And milennials have Rihanna, Ariana Grande, and, of course, Ashley Tisdale.

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Obviously, celebs’ approach to their red carpet looks has evolved through the generations, and the famous Gen Z’ers definitely didn’t come to play.

Gen Z celebs even have — dare I say it? — the best looks on current red carpets.

Here are 35 pictures to prove my theory that Gen Z celebs are winning the red carpet game:


Zendaya’s Cinderella cosplay at the 2019 Met Gala, complete with her own Fairy Godmother:

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This ~eurphoric~ latex dress Barbie Ferreira wore to the 2019 MTV Movie and TV Awards:

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Lil Nas X’s pink cowboy getup that stole the show at the 2020 Grammys:

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This bodysuit Yara Shahidi wore to the 2019 SAG Awards, which reclaimed millennial pink for the Gen Z’ers:

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Olivia Rodrigo’s 2021 BRIT Awards dress, which invented neon:

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This bold orange dress Amanda Gorman wore to Black Girls Rock! in 2018:

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Bretman Rock’s fabulous fringe ‘fit from the 2017 VMAs:

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The unforgettable ensemble Willow Smith wore to the premiere of Aladdin in 2019:

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Amandla Stenberg’s wave-making look from the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscars party:

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Lourdes Leon’s sparkly ensemble from the 2021 Met Gala:

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Jungkook’s sleek and classy pinstripe suit from the Butter press conference in 2021:

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Rowan Blanchard’s Barbie-approved ruffles from the 2019 Golden Globes after-party:


Timothée Chalamet’s stunning silver suit from the Venice Film Festival in 2019:

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Adut Akech Bior’s enviable emerald gown from the 2019 Fashion Awards:

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The pop of color and pearl necklace Shawn Mendes sported at the 2019 AMAs:

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Kylie Jenner’s outfit from the 2019 Grammys, which has a super-unique silhouette:

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Emma Chamberlain’s classy-meets-edgy dress from the Time 100 Next event in 2019:

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This cottagecore look Dove Cameron wore to the 2020 SAG Awards:

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Hailee Steinfeld’s outfit from the 2018 Grammys, which gives a whole new meaning to “pop of color”:

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Rickey Thompson’s vivacious velvet suit from the 2019 VMAs:

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Millie Bobby Brown’s suit from the 2020 SAG Awards, which means business:

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Jaden Smith’s comfy and colorful ‘fit from the 2020 VMAs:

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JoJo Siwa’s all-sequin attire at the 2019 Streamys:

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The monochrome burgundy suit Tom Holland wore to the Spider-Man: Far from Home Premiere in 2019, complete with burgundy shoes:

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This groovy pantsuit Sabrina Carpenter wore to the 2019 Billboard Music Awards:

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The super-colorful jacket Jacob Batalon wore to the Hawai’i International Film Festival in 2019:

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Billie Eilish’s oversized Chanel garb from the 2020 Grammys:

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The casual-meets-couture outfit Selah Marley wore to the What Goes Around Comes Around X eBay partnership launch event in 2019:

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The Beetlejuice-esque attire Finn Wolfhard wore to the 2019 MTV Movie and TV Awards:

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Naomi Osaka’s dynamic look from the 2021 Met Gala:

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Brooklyn Beckham’s khaki take on a classic suit from the Wimbledon men’s final in 2019:

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The simple yet stunning dress Simone Biles wore to the Team USA awards in 2016:


Karan Brar’s rad plaid suit from the Stargirl premiere in 2020:

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The adorable mustard yellow outfit Lisa wore to Mulberry at KCMA Seoul in 2018:

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And finally, this absolute party of a dress Hunter Schafer wore to the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscars party:

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