Rita Moreno wore the same dress she wore to the 1962 Oscars

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    If you think you’ve seen Rita Moreno’s Oscars dress before, it’s because you have. You see, the legendary actress first wore it to the 1962 Oscars, when she won the Best Supporting Actress gong for her role in West Side Story. Brings vintage fashion to a whole other level, right?

    At the time, she wore the black and gold gown with minimal jewellery, while this time, she accessorised with a chunky necklace.

    The actress, singer and dancer also altered the top of the dress slightly. In 1062, it was a high neck, while this time round it was more of a sweetheart neckline, bustier style.

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    On both occasions, she wore it with dramatic black gloves, and we love it. As for the material, she told Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet that it was made from a fabric traditionally used for Japanese kimonos.

    She added, ‘I had no idea I was going to win, I was sure it was going to be Judy Garland for Judgment at Nuremberg. I flew in from Manila in the Philippines just in case, which is where this gown was made.’

    She also told him she was worried it might have aged, ‘I would think it would tarnish!’ – luckily for her, it looked just as perfect as it did a few decades ago.

    Can we just also appreciate the fact that, at 86, she is still rocking a dress she wore when she was 31? We’ll be happy if we can claim the same thing.

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