In February Giuliana Rancic, 40-year-old star of Fashion Police, took aim at 18-year-old Zendaya Coleman's Oscar look. Zendaya, a former Disney star, proudly rocked long faux locs and a beautifully draped white dress at the 2015 awards show. Despite the level of elegance Zendaya displayed, during Fashion Police Giuliana quipped,  "I feel like she smells like patchouli oil. Maybe weed."

The digital worlds proceeded to erupt, calling Giuliana prejudiced and accusing the E! star of unfairly criticizing Zendaya. Zendaya herself responded with a comeback for the books.

The controversy even led to Kelly Osbourne, Giuliana's Fashion Police co-star, quitting the show in solidarity with her pal Zendaya. Giuliana eventually did apologize, and Zendaya accepted.

What's even more impressive than the end of a celebrity feud, is the reaction that this story incited. People, black and white, were outraged at the insensitive remarks of this woman about natural hair. It shows us that, maybe, natural is becoming a norm. An accepted truth, not only tolerated but admired, protected.

The progress is all due to the natural hair bloggers, the YouTubers, the women who dared to wear their natural hair to a corporate job, the risk-takers, self-embracers, the Zendayas. In celebration of being one step closer to busted beauty standards, here are seven of our girl Zendaya's best looks on the red carpet. 

7. 2013 American Music Awards

Back in 2013, Zendaya SLAYED in this all white ensemble with stiletto heals. Clearly, she's-a-a-diva. 

6. 2014 Grammy Awards

Words can't express our love for this perfect blue color and fabric. This ensemble, shoes, hair, etc., etc. = mind blowing. Love how this beauty can switch up both her style and her makeup-- she looks like a different woman here.

5. 2014 Teen Choice Awards

Zendaya looks sultry and sophisticated in an all pink outfit-- which is not easy to pull off, by the way. She does it effortlessly. 

4. 2014 BET Awards

Love the pairing of this avant garde floral dress with red pumps. The shape of the dress frames her figure while the hoop earrings are a youthful touch. Sophisticated but not stuffy and certainly not over-the-top. 

3. Cantamessa Men Launch Party

Back in 2013, which must be light-years ago in Hollywood time, Zendaya rocked an elegant black ensemble highlighted with a cream collar and some very tasteful Breakfast at Tiffany's style jewelry. 

Back in 2013, which must be light-years ago in Hollywood time, Zendaya rocked an elegant black ensemble highlighted with a cream collar and some very tasteful Breakfast at Tiffany's style jewelry. 

2. 2015 Grammys

In Zendaya's last red carpet appearance before her now-famous Oscars look she debuted a fabulous Halle Berry-esque pixie cut ... Um. Wow. Stunned. Speechless. Gorgeous. She wins. All the things. 

In Zendaya's last red carpet appearance before her now-famous Oscars look she debuted a fabulous Halle Berry-esque pixie cut ... Um. Wow. Stunned. Speechless. Gorgeous. She wins. All the things. 

1. 2015 Oscars

Our top Zendaya red carpet look is, of course, her beautiful 2015 Oscars dress AND hair. This didn't end up on top solely because of Giuliana Rancic's nasty comments-- if you compare Zendaya's looks over the years, as gorgeous as she always is, this look in particular just suits her. She is an absolute vision in that draped gown and those long locs. Nothing looks forced or heavily manipulated and the effortless radiance she exudes just feels... natural. This former Disney star has come into her own.

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