Tiffany Haddish wore a stunning Oscars gown to honor her father’s Eritrean roots

A queen.

March 04, 2018
Tiffany Haddish wore a stunning Oscars gown to honor her father’s Eritrean roots Frazer Harrison / Getty Images  

Tiffany Haddish made a royal entrance on to the red carpet, wearing a dress that was was a tribute Eritrea, where her father lived until he died last year. The actress and comedian also entered the Oscars red carpet doing a traditional Eritrean dance.

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"He said that one day I would end up here, and if I ever end up at the Oscar to honor my people," Haddish told Michael Strahan.

According to OkayPlayer, the gown is a zuria, a hooded dress worn by women in Eritrea and Ethiopia. The cape over the gown is a kaba, which is worn by habesha bride and grooms at weddings.

You can watch the interview below.

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