Besides Adam Rippon working Tom of TwinkVille glamour, and St. Vincent looking like Rooney Mara working a double as a cocktail waitress at Batman: The Resort and Casino in Reno, the Oscars red carpet was a sea of boring. There’s a 100% understandable explanation for that. Nobody bothered trying because they knew Rita Moreno was going to be there and it’d be impossible for them to try to outshine the Puerto Rican lightning bolt of perfection. They were smart.
The day before the Oscars, Rita’s daughter said that she was going to wear the same gown she wore in 1962 when she won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for playing Anita in West Side Story. Here’s Rita wearing that gown while posing with her WSS co-star and fellow Oscar winner George Chakiris, and vintage panty creamer Rock Hudson.
— Rebecca Keegan (@ThatRebecca) March 3, 2018
Rita really upped the glamour for 2018 by turning the top into a tube top and pairing it with a necklace that looks like a plate charger from Pier 1.
Even though I can barely fit into the pants I wore while watching last year’s Oscars (and they were fucking sweats!), I’m not mad at Rita for rubbing our faces with the fact that she’s 86 and can still fit into a gown she first wore 56 years ago. My mom wasn’t that impressed, though. I watched the Oscars with her last night and after slow clapping for Rita, she said, “If I still had my old dresses, I’d have to get them altered too. They’d be way too baggy for me now!” And yes, I was in the middle of shoving a pile of nachos into my mouth as she said that. Moms really have the best timing.
And because of that headband, I really want to see Rita play Bianca Del Rio’s mom in a movie. Correction: Bianca Del Rio’s younger and skinnier sister!