Rita Moreno proves she is timeless by stealing the show at the 90th Academy Awards red carpet in the same dress she wore in 1962.
The multi-talented performer won Best Supporting Actress in the 1962 Academy Awards for her work as Anita in West Side Story, making her one of only 12 people who have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony (EGOT).
Old School Cool
A lot has changed in the last 60 years, but for the 86-year-old, style is eternal. She proves it by slipping on the exact same dress she donned when she picked up her Oscar in 1962. Amazingly, the black and gold Asian-inspired gown still fits her like a glove.
The Philippine-made ensemble still feels like a breath of fresh air on the carpet with the black top and golden floral embellishments on the skirt.
"[Y]ou would think that it would tarnish," Moreno tells E! host Ryan Seacrest, after explaining that the dress uses Japanese obi fabric. "It's been hanging in my closet."
For 2018, Moreno had the high neckline reworked into a strapless style gown. This time around, she put together a more dramatic look with contemporary jewelry, long gloves, a wide black headband, and black-rimmed eyeglasses. Vintage yet refreshingly original, her ensemble is one of the fashion highlights of this year's Oscars.
Making History At The Oscars
Moreno's Oscar win didn't just make her one of the few talented individuals to win an EGOT, but it also marked the first time a Latina actress has ever won the same award. At the time, it was a historical achievement and so unexpected that the actress didn't even prepare a speech.
"I can't believe it! Good lord," Moreno gushed upon receiving the trophy. "I leave you with that."
She abruptly exits the stage with a big smile on her face after the 15-second acceptance speech.
"I had no idea I was going to win, I thought for sure it was going to be Judy Garland for Judgment at Nuremberg which was a big deal, she was doing a dramatic role," the actress recounts the experience to Seacrest. "I said, hey I flew in from the Philippines, just in case, which is where this gown was made."
Now a veteran to the awards show circuit, Moreno is less wide-eyed this time around. The celebrated legend is presenting the Oscar for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards.