Moreno recycles her 1962 Oscars gown at the 2018 Oscars
Mar 05 2018
Rita Moreno says the gown she wore to Sunday's Oscars ceremony is the same one she had on when she won her own statuette for West Side Story in 1962. Footage of Moreno's spell-binding work in that musical film preceded her vampish entrance to present the award this year for Best Foreign Language Film. Rita now stars in the Netflix family sitcom One Day at a Time. The sleeveless ballgown features a black bodice and a printed, gold-embellished skirt.
While almost 60 years may have passed, we think Moreno and the dress look just as incredible as they did on their first red-carpet debut. "This was made in the Philippines".
The daring look is far less conservative than the one she wore back at the age of 30 - when she proudly picked up her Oscar statue with a bouffant hairstyle among her peers.
"I thought it would tarnish", she said. Mostly I wish I had accepted on behalf of my people.