While some may say wearing a red carpet gown twice is a major fashion faux pas, Rita Moreno totally just debunked that notion. The 86-year-old graced the Oscars 2018 red carpet in a gown she wore 56 years ago! Specifically, she saved the dress from the 1962 Academy Awards, where she won an Oscar for her role as Anita in West Side Story.
The iconic dress was made in the Philippines, People reports, and features a black strapless top with a sweetheart neckline. Though we’re loving the simple elegance of the top, it’s the skirt portion that’s most dazzling, thanks to its dramatic, bell-shaped flare and metallic gold design. (Looks like the award-winner predicted the metallic trend way before the rest of us!)
Perhaps we could take a few tips from Rita Moreno on how to keep our clothes timeless because it looks like it could’ve been made yesterday! “I would think it would tarnish!” the actress exclaimed when Ryan Seacrest asked about her outfit.
As for accessories, the leading lady kept it matchy-matchy with a black and gold color palette. She sported some seriously chic elbow-length black gloves, oversized black-and-gold earrings, and a stunning collar necklace. To top it all off, the former dancer pulled her hair back with an on-trend black wrap headband. Needless to say, Moreno knows a thing or two about staying stylish.
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