LOOK: Rita Moreno wears same 1962 Oscar dress to red carpet 56 years later

The 'West Side Story' actress' dress is made in the Philippines

Rappler.com

Published: 1:2:6am March 5, 2018

Updated: 3:23:30am March 15, 2018

FILIPINO DESIGN. Actress Rita Moreno arrives for the 90th Annual Academy Awards, wearing the same dress she wore when she won in 1962. Photo by Valerie Macon/AFP

MANILA, Philippines –  Five decades after winning an Oscar for her role as Anita in West Side Story, Rita Moreno returned to the red carpet at the 90th Academy Awards wearing the same dress she won her award in.

She made a few changes though, making it strapless and wearing it with gloves.

Get this: Rita Moreno recycled the same dress she wore to the #Oscars in 1962 tonight, and she looks SPECTACULAR. pic.twitter.com/AS3AYrdq8W — InStyle (@InStyle) March 4, 2018

RED CARPET. Actress Rita Moreno arrives for the 90th Annual Academy Awards on March 4, 2018, in Hollywood, California Photo by Valerie Macon / AFP

In a report by People, Rita said during the red carpet: "This is the gown I wore in 1962 when I won my Oscar. This was made in the Philippines.”

According to a report from the Philippine Star in 2013, the Puerto Rican actress mentioned that it the was late fashion designer Pitoy Moreno who made her gown. (READ: In Photos: The most unforgettable dresses in Oscars red carpet history)

Rita earlier confirmed on Twitter that she was going to wear the same dress. 

Yes, It’s true! See you all on the #RedCarpet soon! https://t.co/ijUJa9ZJVA — Rita Moreno (@TheRitaMoreno) March 4, 2018

The actress is set to be one of the presenters for the program. –Rappler.com 

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