Well, this is certainly better than flannel.
“West Side Story” actress Rachel Zegler attended the 2022 Oscars on Sunday, hitting the red carpet in a sheer black beaded Dior Haute Couture dress and matching hot pants.
The back of the custom-made gown featured a braided strap down the middle, adding an edgy flair. She accessorized with jewels from Tiffany & Co.
The star, 20, was a late addition to the star-studded guest list after she revealed that she was not invited to attend, despite her film being nominated in seven categories, including Best Picture.
Co-star Ariana DeBose, who is nominated for Best Supporting Actress, also eschewed traditional Academy Award red carpet rules in a fiery red pantsuit from Valentino Haute Couture.
One week before the awards show, Zegler replied to a fan asking what she would wear to the event: “I’m not invited so sweatpants and my boyfriend’s flannel.” She’s currently in London filming Disney’s live-action remake of “Cinderella.”
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Many fans rallied around the young starlet – including Russ Tamblyn, who played Riff in the 1961 adaption of the Broadway play – and the Academy later announced that Zegler would serve as a presenter during tonight’s broadcast.