Rita Moreno Revisits the Dress She Wore to the 1962 Oscars
They say wisdom comes with age, and apparently so does truly confident style.
The 86-year-old actress, singer and dancer Rita Moreno (also one of only 12 people to win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony, aka an EGOT) exemplified confidence and grace when hitting the 90th Oscars red carpet in the same dress she wore when picking up her best supporting actress award for her role as Anita in West Side Story in 1962.
The black bodice, originally made as a high halter neck, was brought down to strapless, but the gold and black skirt with poppy red accents, a fabric Moreno told Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet was made from an obi belt used on traditional Japanese kimonos, looks to have stayed intact.
Just like she did in 1962, Moreno paired the dress with black opera-length gloves, but new for 2018 was a bold gold collar necklace with black bead accents and a thick black headband.
Her choice to recycle sends a powerful message that a great dress remains relevant even 56 years later.
And it certainly makes for the kind of sartorial red carpet banter that's actually interesting to listen to.