Zendaya teamed up with Sir Lewis Hamilton for a sizzling new photoshoot for Valentino that appeared on Instagram this week. They are fronting the iconic Italian fashion brand’s new PP fall campaign, with help from the celeb stylist Law Roach.
Law, 44, offered his more than one million Instagram followers several extended glimpses behind the scenes of the sensational shoot. Lewis, 37, the dashing racing driver from England, concealed his athletic physique underneath a massively flowing hot pink ensemble.
Meanwhile, Zendaya exuded movie star glamour in a string of outfits, including a mini dress with matching tights and boots reminiscent of the 1960s. One of Law’s behind-the-scenes clips showed Zendaya twirling this way and that in front of the camera as fun mood music played in the background.
A billowing jacket was thrown over his sweater, complementing his wide-set trousers as he struck pose after pose for the shutterbugs. At one point, he crouched into a corner and treated the shutterbugs to his best smoldering supermodel stare.
Her leggy look in that incarnation included a skintight off-the-shoulder bit of corsetry and a 1970s chic set of flared trousers. Letting her luxurious hair fall free, she and Law lent a dash of elevated flair to the look by slipping on a pair of opera gloves.
‘One color, bold, strong, fluid, extravagant, one color to summarize everything I like in fashion and everything that I choose to represent: the liberation from the ordinary, a space to be oneself, a loud symbol for equality and love,’ he gushed.
‘Came back to social media just to post this ,’ Law wrote in the caption of his behind-the-scenes Instagram album. Pierpaolo Piccioli, the creative director of Valentino, recently gave an interview to WWD revealing the inspiration behind the choice of pink.
‘As a consequence it was almost natural to me to look (and find) something that could embrace the need for expression and representation of a new and liberated humanity. I chose Zendaya and Lewis for the PINK PP for the same reason I created this color, beautiful souls that use their voice and talent to unify, integrate, build.’
‘The idea of Pink as a barrier breaker was born long ago. With my work I must be able to tell and share my values through one single picture and I wanted to apply the same paradigm to one color,’ the fashion designer added.