There aren’t many “This old thing?” moments on the red carpet at the Academy Awards, where most actresses wear custom-made gowns loaned by designers and chosen by professional stylists. This Oscars night, Rita Moreno was a refreshing exception.
She proudly told E!’s Ryan Seacrest Sunday night (March 4) that her gown, made of Japanese obi fabric, has been hanging in her closet for years. More than five decades, to be exact. Moreno told Twitter that it’s the same dress she wore to the Academy Awards in 1962, when she won the best supporting actress statue for West Side Story. Styled with opera length gloves, a gold collar, round-framed glasses, and a jaunty headband, it’s a great look—and resourceful!