Oscars 2018: Rita Moreno Recycles Her 1962 Dress for This Year's Academy Awards

The 'West Side Story' actress wears the same dress she wore back in 1962 Academy Awards on the 2018 Oscars' red carpet.

AceShowbiz - %cRita Moreno% may be the one who can prove that going to Oscars does not have to be in brand new style and dress. Unlike other actresses who wore different dress each year to make a statement, she wore her 1962 Oscar dress to the 2018 Academy Awards. With the exact same dress that she recycled, she appeared on the red carpet looking both the same and different from her look at the 1962 Academy Awards.

At the 90th Academy Awards which was held on Sunday, March 4, she wore a black strapless dress with a full patterned skirt she wore when she won the Best Supporting Actress award for "West Side Story". She teamed up the dress with a glamorous gold necklace. "The fabric is obi, which is the sash that what Japanese women use on their kimonos. They're usually folded over and over and over, this is one piece of fabric," she answered when asked about the recycled look.

Someone took to Twitter to comment on the actress' red carpet look, writing, "Legend and badass Rita Moreno, wearing the same dress she wore to the #Oscars in 1962."

Rita's daughter, %cFernanda Luisa Fisher%, previously revealed that her mother would be wearing her old dress. She said that the veteran actress would re-wear her '60s look. A Vanity Fair correspondent tweeted, "Just learned from Rita Moreno's daughter that her mom will be wearing the same gown she wore to the #Oscars in 1962."

Later, the Puerto Rican actress confirmed the plan on her Twitter account by tweeting ET Canada's article and captioning it, "Yes, It's true! See you all on the #RedCarpet soon!"

Rita, whose born name is Rosa Dolores Alverio, has started her career since she was 11 years old. She is known for her supporting roles in musical film "The King and I" in addition to "West Side Story". She had a major role in "Summer and Smoke". She also starred on the 1997-2003 TV series "Oz".

Rita is one of only 12 people who have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award in history. She won Grammy Award for Best Album for Children in 1972, Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play in 1975, Emmy Award for Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program in 1977 and more.

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