Zendaya dazzled the crowd and put her gorgeous style on display at the AT&T Dream in Black invite only brunch during the 25th Annual Essence Festival. This was Zendaya’s first time attending the festival and brunch, which brought together entertainers, influencers, and AT&T executives to celebrate black culture. Guests were transformed into a traditional New Orleans celebration complete with Southern Cuisine and a 2nd line band.
The Euphoria star made sure to stay fashion forward wearing a gorgeous patchwork Ferragamo Skirt and ribbed tube top along with suede forest green pumps by LaSilla. Zendaya sat down with Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay, Entertainment correspondent Nischelle Turner and AT&T Communications CEO John Donovan as well as other AT&T executives to have a candid and lively conversation about the Dream in Black mindset, which encourages people to boldly follow their passion and share it with the world. R&B superstar Brandy provided the musical entertainment for the occasion. Speaking to a crowd, on a panel with Duvernay, Zendaya, a Dream In Black future maker expressed that Dream In
Black to her means: “Trying our best in many different ways and many different forms, as an actress I have to do my part to tell different stories especially from my viewpoint as a black woman and I think that’s so special and this is what each of us has the power to do in our creative field. It can’t always be a dream, it has to be a reality and sometimes it has to start that way, but being here amongst people who are making literal dreams a reality and people I look up to and people I can watch every single day turn what we see in our heads to real things is incredible and a little bit of a dream. When you live in this world of being able to be surrounded by people with visions and ideas and also that want to support you and help you, I think it’s incredible and will only allow us to continue to do beautiful things.” – Zendaya
Photos: Travis Ellison via DB Agency Public Relations