The "One Day at a Time" star, who is only of the handful of people to have won an Emmy, Grammy and Tony Awards, returned to the red carpet in her timeless black and gold dress. On Sunday night, nearly six decades later, the Hollywood icon attended the 2018 Oscars wearing the same exact gown.
The actress showed up to the 2018 Oscars Sunday wearing a dress she wore 56 years ago.
Moreno presented the award for "Best Foreign Language Film" during this year's Academy Awards.
The dress was updated and reconstructed to have a strapless top instead of the original Sabrina cut, but the black balloon skirt with gold floral details was mostly left unaltered. He wore belt-leather straps that crossed his chest and she chose a sheer, long-sleeve gown in soft blue.
She said the dress has been hanging in her closet ever since, and needed a bit of adjusting in the back in order to wear on Sunday.
"I thought it would tarnish", she said.
The actress did make some minor updates to the '60s throwback look by adding a turban-style headband, statement-making collar necklace, and oversized jewel earrings.
Rita Moreno at the Oscars in 1962, and 2018.
Rita Moreno with her Oscar and actor Rock Hudson in 1962.
She told reporters that she never expected to win an Oscar in 1962, and her speech clocked in at just 15 seconds because she didn't have anything to say.
One of the evening's brightest pops of color came on Viola Davis in electric pink from the Michael Kors Collection, hoops in her ears and a clutch to match. "I mean, can you imagine a little Puerto Rican girl going up to the stage and being handed an Oscar?" I didn't care. The important thing was that I was going!