Tiffany Haddish Is Keeping Her Promise to Rewear That $4,000 Alexander McQueen Dress
Most of the time, when a celebrity make a joke on Saturday Night Live, it’ll make headlines the next day before promptly being forgotten. But when Tiffany Haddish said she wanted to get her money’s worth out of the Alexander McQueen dress she bought for the premiere of Girl’s Trip back when she hosted the show in November 2017, she really wasn’t kidding. Not only did she wear it to deliver her SNL monologue, but she brought it out again to present at the 2018 Oscars.
As Haddish explained on SNL (where she made history as the first black female comedian to ever host the show, by the way), the $4,000 gown, which she wore to the Girl’s Trip red carpet in July 2017, cost more than her mortgage—it’s only right that she re-wear it for special occasions.
So, she donned the Alexander McQueen number to appear on SNL. But if you thought that would be the last time you saw the dress, you’d be wrong: Haddish chose to wear the halter-top dress once again to hand out the Oscar for Best Animated/Live Action Short with Maya Rudolph at the 2018 Academy Awards.
Hey, what could be more special than Hollywood’s biggest night? Oh, and this time around, she accessorized with Uggs. As Haddish said on SNL: “I feel like I should be able to wear what I want, when I want, however many times I want, as long as I Febreze it.” Preach.
Aside from delivering a hilarious commentary on #OscarsSoWhite with Rudolph, Haddish also made headlines at the Oscars for curtseying before Meryl Streep, as one does, and asking the legendary actress to play her mother in the sequel to Girls Trip. A good night indeed.
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