Zendaya explains why Mugler's viral robot suit was a 'bad idea'

Zendaya created one of her most iconic red carpet moments to date during Sand Dunes: Part Two press tour, but according to the star, that almost didn't happen.

In a new video for Vogue magazine's “Life in Looks” series.The 26-year-old actress shared the story behind her 1995 Mugler robotic suit at the film's premiere on February 15 in London.

When she first thought of the idea, she was fully committed to making it happen, even though her hairstylist, Lou Roach, wasn't convinced. “He was like, 'Are you serious? Don't play with me! Don't get me started on something and make me do this, and you'll panic at the last minute and be too scared to put it on.' Zendaya recalled.

The duo were able to get their hands on the archival design, and one of the men who made the suit in the 1990s even attended the fitting and the armor “fits like a glove.” .

Zendaya exposes her cheeks in a Mugler robot suit in 1995.

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Before the big reveal, Zendaya started to think it was a “bad idea.” She ran into some complications when she finally hit the mat.

“Right after wearing it for 10 minutes or less, I felt really dizzy. The metal conducts heat and holds it very quickly and traps it. I'm wearing a full suit. There's a barrier, so you actually have a layer of material on your skin,” Zendaya explained. But I put it on and went out there and did it.”

She didn't stay in the metal contraption for long and later changed into a black Mugler dress with a cowl neck, vintage Bulgari earrings and an emerald ring.

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Zendaya in her second Mugler look at the “Dune:Part Two” premiere on February 15 in London.

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While she Sand dunes That era has come to an end, and the Golden Globe-winning star continues to keep fans on their toes. United Press Department. So far, the wardrobe includes seven different tennis-inspired looks — including the legendary tennis shoes — and two major hair changes.

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All of this is just setting the bar for what's to come from Zendaya's 2024 Met Gala look, which will definitely be inspired by this year's “The Garden of Time” dress code. In her first appearance at fashion's biggest night since 2019, she will serve as one of four celebrity co-chairs, including Jennifer Lopez, Chris Hemsworth and Bad Bunny.

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