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Rita Moreno Takes You Rewearing That Bridesmaids Dress and Raises You

The EGOTer is wearing the dress she wore when she won her Oscar in 1962.

Actress Rita Moreno arrives for the 90th Annual Academy Awards.
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In 1962, wearing a black and gold dress, Rita Moreno won her first major award, an Oscar, playing “America”-loving Anita in West Side Story.

Moreno in 1962 with her costar George Chakiris and Rock Hudson.
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56 years later, Moreno has won every important award — she’s one of handful of certified EGOTers — including the coveted, ultra-rare Best Recycler, by wearing the same black and gold number to the 2018 Oscars, where she’ll be a presenter.

Rita Moreno attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards
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As Moreno told Ryan Seacrest on E!’s red carpet, the dress was made from obi, the material used to make kimono sashes, and was created out of one piece of fabric. It’s clearly undergone some alterations, from a halter to a strapless gown, and Moreno added a gold necklace, some serious earrings, a big old bracelet, black headband, and her daughter as her date. But, as many have noted, the gown looks as brilliant as it did over half a century ago.

How do you keep a dress pristine for Tom Cruise’s entire life? (He’s was born in 1962, you get it.) “It’s been hanging in my closet,” the One Day at a Time star told Seacrest.