As co-chair of the 2024 Met Gala with its “Garden of Time” theme, Zendaya embraced her role with utmost seriousness. The multi-talented actress stunned in not one, but two archival couture gowns by renowned designer John Galliano.

For her first appearance, Zendaya donned a striking midnight blue creation from Maison Margiela. Paired with Pat McGrath’s iconic Galliano makeup style, previously unseen for over a decade until its revival earlier this year at Maison Margiela’s Couture 2024 runway, the ensemble exuded elegance and sophistication.

From Maison Margiela’s Couture 2024 collection. Photo provided.

Her second ensemble was equally breathtaking, featuring a voluminous black gown from Galliano’s brief tenure at Givenchy. Remarkably, this gown had never been worn until Zendaya’s iconic appearance at the Met Gala.

Vintage Givenchy by John Galliano. Photo provided.

What truly stole the show, however, were the jaw-droppingly dramatic headpieces accompanying both looks. These accessories added an extra layer of sophistication and elevated the overall ensemble. Surprisingly, Zendaya opted for a relatively simple hairstyle, allowing the headpieces and gowns to take center stage and showcase the true essence of couture drama.

Ursula Stephen, the talented celebrity hairstylist behind Zendaya’s elegant updo at the 2024 Met Gala, has revealed the exact products and Dyson styling tools used to achieve the actress’s iconic look. The inspiration for the evening was described as a blend of subtle beauty with a strong sense of confidence.

Celebrity hairstylist Ursula Stephen created Zendaya’s elegant updo. Photo provided.

How to Recreate Zendaya’s Stunning Met Gala Hairstyle

To begin with, Stephen shampooed Zendaya’s hair and applied the Living Proof Triple Bond Complex. Then, she used the Dyson Supersonic Professional Hairdryer to blow-dry the actress’ hair on high heat and high air flow settings.

After ensuring Zendaya’s hair was fully dry, Stephen applied the Living Proof Perfect Hair Day (PhD) 5-in-1 Styling Treatment before styling it into a sleek, low bun. Securing it with a hair tie, she then twisted and pinned the hair into a graceful shape, drawing inspiration from a calla lily.

To finish the look, Stephen gently teased the top layer of Zendaya’s hair to separate it from the rest, and then used the Dyson Corrale hair styler straightener on low heat to curl any flyaways, adding an angelic touch to the overall style.

“Tendrils matter! Keep them light and airy with Living Proof Volume + Texture spray,” Stephen commented in an Instagram post.


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For those looking to recreate the look at home, Stephen recommends teasing and shaping the hairpieces as desired, using hairspray to hold them in place.



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