Moreno recycles her 1962 Oscars gown at the 2018 Oscars

Oscar Winners George Chakiris and Rita Moreno with Rock Hudson

In a link to the past, Rita Moreno honoured Academy Awards history by donning the same gown with a ball skirt she wore in 1962, when she won an Oscar for "West Side Story".

The gown's designer is unknown, but Moreno said she sourced it from overseas. The 86-year-old graced the Oscars 2018 red carpet in a gown she wore 56 years ago!

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Most stars spend months contemplating what they'll wear for Oscars night, but for Rita Moreno the choice was simple.

"It was, 'I don't believe it, ' I'm holding it", she explained of her exceptionally short speech with her Oscar in hand.

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While some may say wearing a red carpet gown twice is a major fashion faux pas, Rita Moreno totally just debunked that notion. The film won 10 awards out of the 11 it was nominated for that evening, including best supporting actor for George Chakiris, best director shared between Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise, and best picture. "They're usually folded over and over and over, this is one piece of fabric", she answered when asked about the recycled look.

Rita Moreno re-used her Oscars gown at the 90th Academy Awards on Sunday.

But if you first wore that dress when you won an Oscar in 1962, then rewore it again in 2018, it's iconic.

And if Rita could go back in time, she shares she would have made her acceptance speech way longer that night.

"I did not expect to win", she said of her 1962 Oscar. "I had no idea I was going to win, I was sure it was going to be Judy Garland for 'Judgment at Nuremberg'". I didn't care. The important thing was that I was going! Mostly I wish I had accepted on behalf of my people.

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