Photos of Zendaya’s Style Evolution

Just days later, she chose another Vivienne Westwood gown for the Oscars and wore her hair in dreadlocks.

Zendaya in 2015.

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Just days after sporting a pixie cut at the AMAs, Zendaya wore dreadlocks to the Oscars. Giuliana Rancic, a host of E!’s “Fashion Police,” sparked controversy when she said she felt Zendaya “smells like patchouli … or weed.”

People on social media were quick to call out Rancic’s racist comments, and Zendaya defended herself on social media, calling Rancic’s comments “ignorant slurs and pure disrespect.”

Zendaya continued, “Locs are a symbol of strength and beauty, almost like a lion’s mane.”

Rancic later apologized on-air.

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