Rita Moreno Wore Her Dress From the 1962 Oscars to the 2018 Oscars and We Love Her For It

Rita Moreno Wore Her Dress From the 1962 Oscars to the 2018 Oscars and We Love Her For It

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The 90th Annual Oscars have officially come to a close, and we’re still not over some of the big moments that happened– like the fact that “West Side Story” star Rita Moreno basically took us on the best, most iconic trip down memory lane when she hit the red carpet.


Back in 1962, Moreno won an Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her part in “West Side Story” and attended the awards in a stunning gown that, according to the New York Times, was made from a single piece of obi fabric, most commonly used to make kimonos. She then wore that same dress (and the same elbow-length gloves) to the 2018 Oscars, altering it slightly by making it strapless and adding some jewelry and a black headband.

In late February, Rita Tweeted “Wait till you see what I’m wearing!!!” in regards to the Oscars, but we had no idea it’d be THIS good.

“This is the gown that I wore in 1962 when I won my Oscar,” she said in an interview on the red carpet. After winning her oscar in 1962, Rita gave an incredibly short, 15-second speech. “I did not expect to win– I thought Judy Garland would,” she said.

Fair enough.

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