Published: Tue, March 06, 2018
Life&Culture | By Peggy Hughes

Rita Moreno's striking 1962 Oscars dress makes a comeback in 2018

Rita Moreno's striking 1962 Oscars dress makes a comeback in 2018

The first Hispanic actress to garner an Academy Award, 86-year-old Rita Moreno returned to the red carpet on Sunday, wearing the same strapless black gown with a ballooning skirt that she wore in 1962 when she won for "West Side Story". "I just love - it was an awesome night", Rita, 86, shared of her look while on the red carpet.

Rita Moreno wears the same dress to the Oscars in 1962, pictured getting a kiss from George Chakiris, and on the red carpet in 2018, right. Moreno told Ryan Seacrest on E!'s red carpet.

How do you keep a dress pristine for Tom Cruise's entire life?

Moreno now stars in the television show "One Day at a Time", a reboot of the 1970s-'80s Norman Lear sitcom of the same name.

Toggling between Hollywood's past sins and its changing future, the 90th Academy Awards confronted the post-Harvey Weinstein era in a ceremony punctuated by political moments and historic wins, including Netflix's first feature-film award and the transgender drama "A Fantastic Woman" winning best foreign language film. For the original gown, she selected the fabric herself in the Philippines before having it made. She also has numerous more trophies from different award-giving bodies. She teamed up the dress with a glamorous gold necklace.

The chic dress she wore tonight made waves because it was the same dress she wore all the way back when she won in 1962.

A look so nice she donned it twice. But on stage while presenting Best Documentary Short Subject and Best Live Action Short film categories with Maya Rudolph, the 38-year-old American actress again wore her white Alexander McQueen.

Host Jimmy Kimmel opened with a monologue that mixed Weinstein punchlines with earnest comments about reforming gender equality in Hollywood.

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