90th Academy Awards: Rita Moreno re-wears 1962 Oscar gown

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Rita Moreno re-used her Oscars gown at the 90th Academy Awards on Sunday. The “One Day at a Time” star, who is part of only a handful of people to have won an EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony), returned to the red carpet in her timeless black and gold dress.

The 86-year-old won Best Supporting Actress for her role in “West Side Story” at the 1962 Academy Awards. Back then, she wore a head-turning massive black gown with gold floral patterns.

Fifty-six years later, she rocked the same dress at the Oscars, where she presented the category for Best Foreign Language Film. This time, though, she wore it with a strapless top instead of a sleeveless one.

Her daughter, Fernanda Luisa Fisher, told Vanity Fair that her mother would wear the same gown, which the actress-singer confirmed on Twitter.

The gown’s designer is unknown, but Moreno said she sourced it from overseas. “I had no idea I was going to win; I was sure it was going to be Judy Garland for ‘Judgment at Nuremberg,’” she told E!’s Ryan Seacrest about her 1962 gong. “I flew in from Manila in the Philippines just in case, which is where this gown was made.”

Watch Moreno’s acceptance speech in 1962:

Moreno is one of the twelve people who won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and a Tony Award, or EGOT, from the four major annual American entertainment awards. Aside from her Oscar win as Anita Palacio in the “West Side Story,” she also won a Grammy for Best Album for Children (“The Electric Company Album”) in 1972, a Tony for Best Featured Actress in a Play for “The Ritz” in 1975, and a couple of Emmys — Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program in 1977 and Outstanding Guest Actress Drama for “The Rockford Files” in 1978. She also has numerous more trophies from different award-giving bodies.

Meanwhile, Moreno was not the only one who knew how to recycle dresses. Tiffany Haddish also re-wore her Alexander McQueen white dress for the third time. The comedienne bought the gown for last year’s “Girl’s Trip” premiere. She wore it again when she hosted “Saturday Night Live” in November 2017.

She wore a different gown on the red carpet, opting for a cream gown with black and gold embroidery. But onstage while presenting Best Documentary Short Subject and Best Live Action Short film categories with Maya Rudolph, the 38-year-old American actress again wore her white Alexander McQueen.

Click through the images above to see more celebrity fashion at the 2018 Oscar Awards, including Jennifer Lawrence, Helen Mirren, Zendaya, Kobe Bryant and Margot Robbie. The show was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.