[Luxus Magazine] Tenniscore, the trend made popular by actress Zendaya

Put away your hats and cowboy boots, it’s time for rackets and pleated skirts. After the return of cowboycore sparked by singer Beyoncé and her country album “Cowboy Carter,” another personality is contributing to the resurgence of a very specific trend: tenniscore.


American actress Zendaya, currently starring in Luca Guadagnino’s latest film Challengers, has accustomed us to stunning fashion moments on the red carpet. With the help of her stylist Law Roach, the 27-year-old frequently appears in spectacular outfits, chosen from the archives of major fashion houses such as Mugler and Givenchy, or specially made for her.


In recent weeks, the Euphoria star has not deviated from her usual sense of style, appearing in increasingly remarkable silhouettes for the promotion of Challengers. In this new film directed by the filmmaker of Call Me by Your Name, Zendaya plays Tashi Duncan, a former professional tennis player caught in a love triangle. As she did during the promotion of the science fiction film Dune, the actress has embraced the “method dressing” phenomenon. Like actress Margot Robbie and her colorful looks before the release of the film Barbie, celebrities today tend to adopt the fashion style of their characters on the red carpet.



Zendaya plays a professional tennis player in the movie Challengers



Zendaya and Law Roach have thus embraced tennis style codes and adapted them to glamorous outfits. In Rome, the star was dressed in a look consisting of a plunging V-neck sleeveless top and a pleated mini-skirt by Loewe. It’s worth noting that the brand’s artistic director, Jonathan Anderson, imagined the costumes worn by the characters in Challengers. An exercise that seems to have continued to inspire him to create the actress’s looks, even designing heels adorned with tennis balls.



Zendaya in Loewe outfit at the Challengers premiere in Rome


Tennis, a Stylistic Playground


If the actress currently positions herself as the face of this sporty trend, the interest in tenniscore is far from new.


In the 1920s, tennis player Suzanne Lenglen was one of the first to abandon long narrow skirts for pleated skirts, heralding the beginnings of a sports wardrobe that does not limit the body’s movements.


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Charline Point
Passionate about art in all its forms, Charline Point is a young journalist driven by fierce curiosity and a keen appetite for culture. After several years in press relations, Charline decided to take up a career in journalism. Her favorite subjects are travel, gastronomy, cinema and fashion.

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