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.
"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.
Tiffany Haddish's #Oscars dress is a tribute to Eritrea, where her father lived until he passed away last year pic.twitter.com/ebJj1ryPMm— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) March 5, 2018