If Tiffany Haddish looked like actual royalty on the red carpet at the 2018 Oscars, it's because she was wearing, well, actual royal garb. The Girls Trip star opted for an authentic Eritrean princess gown, which she wore to honor her late father's heritage.
Once inside the theater, the actress changed into a dress that also has quite the backstory. When presenting the awards for best animated and live action short films alongside Maya Rudolph, the star wore a white gown with a bejeweled halter neckline from Alexander McQueen. And if it looks familiar, here's why ...
Haddish first wore the $4,000 gown for the Girls Trip premiere in Los Angeles back in July 2017. She wore the look again when she hosted Saturday Night Live in November of that year.
At the time, the comedy star said during her monologue: "I should be able to wear what I want, when I want, as many times as I want, as long as I Febreeze it." Panning over her McQueen look, she said: "Like this dress. I wore this on the red carpet for Girls Trip and my whole team told me: Tiffany, you cannot wear that dress on SNL. You alreay wore it. It's taboo to wear it twice. And I said: 'I don't give a dang about no taboo. I spent a lot of money on this dress ... This is an Alexander McQueen, okay? I'm going to wear this dress multiple times!"
Haddish stuck to her word, wearing the famous look again at the March 4 awards ceremony. Take a peek at the dress doing triple duty, below:
Right to left: 2018 Oscars, SNL 2017, Girls Trip premiere 2017
Come to think of it, Kate Middleton is also a serial outfit repeater! And, the duchess famously wore Alexander McQueen at her 2011 wedding. See? Haddish really does have a royal sense of fashion.
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