Haddish wore the infamous white dress during some of her most iconic moments in Hollywood
A few years ago, Tiffany Haddish went viral for wearing the same white dress repeatedly on several important occasions, and now the infamous garment seems to be back!
Hollywood stars usually consider it a major sin to be seen in the same outfit twice. But when Haddish made the A-List, she thought the rule was ridiculous. She wore the same on purpose Alexander McQueen Halter gown for the Academy Awards, MTV Movie Awards, and while hosting Saturday Night Live, to name a few.
Now she seems to be getting her favorite outfit for PEOPLE’s 2021 Beautiful Issue out of retirement.
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“This is the longest-running joke in Hollywood,” the comedian teased the publication while modeling the “dress that goes on and on.”
“He thinks it’s so funny,” she replied when asked what her boyfriend was Widespread thinks of her penchant for recycling the $ 4,000 Alexander McQueen design. “He says, ‘Man, you are really practical. I like it. You think about the money and that’s what I like about you. ‘”
“It was like, wow, I have these great moments in this dress. I’ve spent so much money and every time I wear it it’s like another big moment, ”she says of her decision to rock the dress again.
“Maybe the next time I wear it, it will be to my wedding party!” She added.
All jokes aside, it’s worth noting that Haddish first wore the dress to the 2017 premiere of Girls Trip – the movie that literally catapulted her career into the stratosphere. But she wasn’t as rich then as it is now, and the price made her pause for a while.
“I [was] like, ‘Oh, damn no. This is my mortgage. I can’t wear this dress, ”she recalled.
Tiffany Haddish wears her Alexander McQueen gown at the Academy Awards, the Girls Trip film premiere, and Saturday Night Live. Photo: Getty Images / theGrio Collage
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When the dismayed actress was informed she couldn’t return the purchase, she made the decision to wear it so often that it felt more like an investment than some silly splendor.
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“I was devastated,” she admitted. “I was very upset that I was spending so much money on one clothing period. Then I said, “Well, I’ll wear this dress everywhere I go. I will get my money’s worth. ‘”
An unexpected victory
As we previously reported, Haddish went viral last month when a video was released stating that she had exactly won a GRAMMY.
While filming the upcoming season of her CBS show Kids Say the Darndest Things, the actress was moved to tears when she unexpectedly learned of her win for Best Comedy Album.
At the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards, Haddish’s Black Mitzvah Comedy Special competed with releases from veteran comedians, including Jerry Seinfeld, Patton Oswalt, and Jim Gaffigan. The special included funny jokes from Haddish, but also insightful stories about her past and her rise to fame.
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In the heartwarming clip, Haddish is filming when someone outside the camera reveals that she has won best comedy album. Completely shocked, the comedian asks in the clip: “You mean business? Did i really win? “
As the tears begin to fall, her child’s co-stars cheerfully applaud Haddish. She then talks about the historical significance of her winning this award. Haddish explains to the children, “Do you know that a black woman hasn’t won that category since 1986?” One of the children says to her: “Yes, I learned that for Black History Month!”
Haddish goes on to say, “Yeah, a black woman hasn’t won Best Comedy Album since Whoopi Goldberg.” 1988 comedy legend Whoopi Goldberg won Best Comedy Album for Whoopi Goldberg: Original Broadway Show Recording.
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