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Rachel Zegler wows on the red carpet at the 2022 Oscars following invite controversy.

Rachel Zegler Stuns On The Oscars Red Carpet After Invite Drama

Tonight, tonight, there’s only Rachel tonight.

It’s been a roller coaster week for Rachel Zegler. Despite her debut film West Side Story’s multiple nominations at the 94th Academy Awards, including for Best Picture, she was noticeably absent from the original list of attendees. But all is right in the world (at least for *tonight*), because not only is she in attendance, she’s turning heads in the process with her 2022 Oscars gown.

The 20-year-old — who won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical for her role as leading lady Maria in the 2021 Steven Spielberg production, but was snubbed at the Oscars — wore a sheer black gown for the biggest night in Hollywood on Sunday, March 27, and it was such a serve. The custom-made Dior Haute Couture dress hugged her figure and showed off most of her back. In a word, it was classic. Zegler embellished her look with silver jewelry and a sleek bob.

The young star’s attire was a far cry from what she assumed she’d wear on Sunday night. One week prior to the big event, a fan wrote on Instagram, “Can’t wait to see what you’ll be wearing on Oscar night,” to which Zegler responded, “I'm not invited so sweatpants and my boyfriend's flannel.” She followed up saying that, despite her best efforts, she would be rooting for West Side Story from her couch.

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Fortunately for Zegler and her fans, she got her “last-minute miracle” and was invited to attend the Oscars days later, as a presenter. That means she can root for West Side Story and co-star Ariana Debose — who’s nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Anita — from the her seat in the Dolby Theater. Something tells me she’s feeling pretty (good) tonight.