While, according to a Tom Ford rep, Paltrow wore the runway sample for the Bazaar shoot, Zendaya’s stylist, the “Image Architect” Law Roach, told me that after an early fitting, the singer and actress put in a custom request. “We actually tried it a while ago, and Zendaya said that she wanted it to be, in her words, ‘her boobs and no one else’s,’” Roach said. “That one was molded and made specifically for Zendaya. @harpersbazaarus ???? on #thegooplab and other bits.
The sleek, midriff-baring outfit turned heads not just because it stood out against an otherwise voluminous red carpet lineup—Saorsie Ronan, Olivia Wilde, Cynthia Erivo, Awkwafina and Anne Hathaway all continued to ride the statement sleeve wave that started at the Golden Globes earlier this month—but also because Gwyneth Paltrow was styled in an almost identical piece on the February cover of Harper’s Bazaar, which was released a few days earlier.
He was inspired by references to vintage Saint Laurent, Paco Rabanne, and Issey Miyake, who designed a molded metallic breastplate first worn by Grace Jones in the 1980s. “For me, my whole reason for wanting to be in fashion is because of Grace Jones,” Roach said. “I’m just so captivated by her.