Tiffany Haddish want to dress Eritrean traditional dress at Oscar event 2018
Back in November, Tiffany Haddish had a single expensive gown to wear to all of her upscale events.
In 2018, things have changed for the breakout comedy star.
At the Cadillac pre-Oscar party, the actress debuted a brand-new gown — “a loaner,” she says — just hours after wearing an Alice + Olivia dress that she owns.
That’s a change from last year, when, in Haddish’s Saturday Night Live opening monologue, she pointed out that the $4,000 Alexander McQueen dress she had on was the same one that she previously wore to the Girls Trip premiere.
“My whole team, they told me, ‘Tiffany, you cannot wear that dress on SNL. It’s taboo to wear it twice,” Haddish said from Studio 8H. “And I said, ‘I don’t give a dang about no taboo. I spent a lot of money on this dress. This cost way more than my mortgage.”
But Thursday at Chateau Marmont, Haddish told USA TODAY, “Since that monologue, things have changed. Designers have been loaning me dresses.” she said. “Some stuff I still have to buy, (but that doesn’t) hurt that bad, because I can afford it a little bit now.”
Affordable or not, the purchased dresses “will be seen again,” Haddish said. “And you will see the white dress again. Yes, you will. That dress will be making a comeback!”
Will it return for Sunday’s Academy Awards? Probably not.
Haddish told The Hollywood Reporter earlier in the week that though her stylist wants her to wear a “hand-crafted designer dress,” Haddish has other plans.
“Now, my father died last year, and before he died he said, ‘Always make sure you represent your people,'” Haddish told THR. “I want to wear this dress (from a designer in the African country of Eritrea) to pay homage to my father.”
On the recent red carpet, she added, “I’m still working on this Sunday Oscar dress problem. It’s going to be something, I know that much.”
Dress stress aside, Haddish is excited for the Academy Awards. “I’m rooting for everybody!” she exclaimed, before quickly saying Get Out director Jordan Peele’s name, under her breath.