While many of the stars were utilizing fashion to make a political statement, famed award-winning actress Rita Moreno took to the 2018 Oscars red carpet with a delightful throwback wardrobe choice.
The star appeared on the red carpet sporting a familiar looking, her dress from the 1962 Academy Awards, where she brought home the trophy for best supporting actress for her role in “West Side Story.”
Vanity Fair first broke the news after catching the starring at the Oscars rehearsal where her daughter, Fernanda Luisa Fisher, revealed that her mama would be sporting the very same dress. The film was originally attained in the Philippines.
“The fabric is made out of obi, which is the sash that Japanese women use on their kimonos. They’re usually folded over and over and over, this is one piece of textile, ” she told Ryan Seacrest at the 2018 red carpet. “I would think it would tarnish, it’s been hanging in my closet.”
Moreno, who is one of only 12 people to ever earn an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony, received two honors that evening in 1962. Not merely did she win the award, but she still has one of the shortest recorded acceptance speeches, clocking in at roughly 15 seconds.
“I can’t believe it! Good Lord … I leave you with that, ” she said at the time.
When asked about it on the 2018 red carpet, the superstar was honest and confessed that the brevity of her speech had everything to do with the fact that she wasn’t is hoping to win.
“I was sure it was going to be Judy Garland, ” she said.
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