Zoe Saldana Stuns In A See-Through Top 

Zoe Saldana wore a see-through golden top made out of chainmail to an Oscars after-party.

By Sckylar Gibby-Brown | Updated

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Zoe Saldana is one of the world’s most recognizable actresses, something that she has gained from hard work and raw talent. The Avatar: The Way of Water star holds the record of being the only person to ever lead in four different movies that have grossed over $2 billion each, and she’s also one of the few who have ever touched the stunning gold chainmail capelet top that she wore to the Vanity Fair Oscars Party. She posted a front and back view of this one-of-a-kind see-through top to her Instagram, which you can see below. 

The top looks like a shimmering golden shawl that wraps around Zoe Saldana’s shoulders and hangs just above her midriff. It’s made up of thousands of golden chainmail links that were hand-connected over a period of two years, but despite being made of metal, the top looks light and flowy. Golden ribbons create racetracks down the front and back of the top, ending in pointed tassels at the end. 

Zoe Saldana paired the medieval-inspired top with a plain black maxi skirt so that all the focus could be on the golden statement piece. The entire top is made of 67,000 golden chain links in total, plus 150 diamonds (some of which can be seen cuffed around her neck), and the 14 tassels are made of onyx. The top was inspired by French luxury brand Cartier’s first female creative director, Jeanne Toussaint, though Saldana says it reminds her of her mother, who had impeccable fashion taste. 

Zoe Saldana captioned her Instagram photo, “Still dreaming of such an incredible night celebrating my peers!” She was referencing the Oscar party after the Academy Awards show that saw Everything, Everywhere, All At Once sweep the floor, winning seven total awards. She also thanked Cartier for letting her wear the chainmail top for the “special night.”

Zoe Saldana as Neytiri in the Academy Award-winning Avatar: The Way of Water.

While Zoe Saldana is a critically acclaimed actress and has obviously beat some pretty impressive records, she has yet to be nominated for an Academy Award herself. However, Avatar: The Way of Water, in which Saldana starred, was nominated for four Oscars at the 2023 Awards show, including Best Picture, and won Best Visual Effects. Despite not holding any of the most prestigious acting awards (not yet, anyway), Saldana is a beloved actress with a long history of making films that audiences love. 

Over her 24-year acting career, Zoe Saldana has become a genre queen, which is pretty evident when glancing at IMDb. She is most known for playing the green-skinned Gamora in the MCU’s Guardians of the Galaxy franchise and has made appearances in other Marvel films, including Avengers: Endgame. She is probably second-most recognized for playing the blue-skinned Neytiri in the Avatar movies, as well as playing Uhura in Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, and Star Trek Beyond, and will be reprising her role again in an untitled Star Trek sequel. 

Additionally, Zoe Saldana has eight other projects in the works, including Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and the third, fourth, and fifth Avatar movies. She has three upcoming movies: The Absence of Eden, The Bluff, and Emilia Perez. And she will also appear in the Taylor Sheridon-created television series, Lioness, about a young marine who is recruited into the CIA to help take down a terrorist organization.