Jane Fonda’s style proves she’s a legendary fashion icon



Jane Fonda fits the definition of a multi-hyphen. She’s a legendary actress – watch Klute Where Go home, which won him an Oscar, if you haven’t seen them – and was even a fitness guru with his own series of workout videos in the ’80s. Throughout his 62-year career, Fonda has won countless awards and is also notably recognized for her public activism on climate change, especially her strong stance on sustainability in the fashion industry. This passion for the environment naturally seeped into Fonda’s personal style – in 2019 she made a commitment to no longer shop for clothes.

She made this promise during one of her weekly climate change protests at the United States Capitol – dubbed Fire Drill Fridays by Fonda. There, she said the iconic red coat she wore that day would be the last item of clothing she would buy. November 8, 2019, marked Fonda’s commitment to recycle her outfits, whether for her everyday looks or for red carpet events. She continued that commitment in 2020 when she repainted her red beaded Elie Saab Couture dress from the 2014 Cannes Film Festival at the 92nd Academy Awards.

Although she doesn’t buy new pieces, Fonda, over the years, has amassed an impressive collection of clothes that make it even easier for the fashionista to create wonderfully exciting outfits. For starters, Fonda’s wardrobe consists of gorgeous Valentino and Elie Saab dresses, chic pointy heels, dress pants and amazing jewelry. Over the years, Fonda’s expertise in creating powerful pant sets and elegant sparkling dresses has transformed her into a legendary fashion icon. The actor’s prowess in wearing the latest trends is also unmatched, as she masters animal prints and halter dresses (to name a few) with flying colors.

Coming up, see all of Fonda’s best style moments, from her red carpet looks to street-style ensembles.

Oscars 2020

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At the 2020 Oscars, Fonda was the star of the show. Her silver pixie cut looked fabulous and she renamed her gorgeous Elie Saab dress with durable gold and diamond Pomellato jewelry.

2019 Charm Women of the Year Award

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In November 2019, Fonda continued her stance on wearing pieces she already owns, when she wore her shimmering black pantsuit to the Charm Women of the Year Awards, then at the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential party in Atlanta, Georgia the same week.

25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

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In 2019, the actor wore a red sequin maxi dress from Valentino and paired the hue with a bright red-orange lip. However, the most striking piece of her outfit was her $ 3 million Gismondi 1754 teardrop diamond ring.

Gala of the Arts Trophy of the Alliance Française of the French Institute 2018

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The winner of the 2018 FIAF Art Trophy Gala was Fonda. For the fancy gala, she chose an elegant long-sleeved maxi dress with black stitching and trendy accessories: a chunky necklace, a gold watch, and an emerald ring.

2018 Filming of a movie

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The fashion icon was ahead of the trends in October 2018 when she wore the trendiest plaid pants of fall 2019. Her plaid bottoms could have stood out because she kept it simple with them. a black long-sleeved shirt and a black belt.

10th Lumière Film Festival

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Fonda somehow knew emerald green would be the trending color for spring 2021, as she wore the vibrant hue via her turtleneck and wide leg pants at the 10th Lumière Film Festival in 2018.

71st annual Cannes Film Festival

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At the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, the actor looked like a royal queen in her floral dress from Valentino’s Spring 2018 Haute Couture collection. For accessories, she opted for Chopard jewelry and a pair of silver Sarah Flint pumps.

2018 Premiere of Reading Club

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For the 2018 premiere of Reading Club, the actor wore a bright red pantsuit. Underneath, she wore a hot pink halterneck top – this color combo still keeps popping up all over the runways.

LACMA Art & Film Gala 2017

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Elie Saab is one of Fonda’s favorite fashion brands for red carpet events, having worn the brand’s dresses several times. For the LACMA Art & Film gala, she opted for a semi-transparent number from the fashion house.

2017 The L’Oréal PFW Show

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Fonda wore animal prints long before the trend reappeared as a trend. She entered L’Oréal Paris Fashion Week 2017 show wearing a zebra print dress and sparkly diamond choker.

74th Venice Film Festival

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The combinations strike the perfect balance between style and comfort. Fonda wore a polished white jumpsuit with gold buttons from Alberta Ferretti’s Resort 2017 collection. She completed the sophisticated look with a chunky silver belt and clutch.

The 19th Costume Designers Guild Awards

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The actor slipped on the red carpet at the 19th Costume Designers Guild Award while wearing a gorgeous gown from Atelier Versace’s Fall 2016 collection. She gave off the royal vibes of a queen, especially because of the artistically designed silver collar on her dress.

73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards

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At the 2016 Golden Globe Awards, Fonda went the elegant route with a cream colored Yves Saint Laurent long sleeve dress, adorned with ruffles on the top. She accessorized with Chopard jewelry.

2015 Premiere of Youth

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Besides Elie Saab, Valentino is one of Fonda’s must-have brands for red carpet events. For the premiere in 2015 of Youth, the actor wore a gorgeous flower-embroidered dress from the Italian fashion house.

19th Annual Hollywood Film Awards

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In 2015, for the 19th edition of the Hollywood Film Awards, Fonda chose an all-white ensemble. Her outfit was stylish and trendy, as it consisted of a double breasted blazer with a mesh top underneath. She wore palazzo-inspired ruffled pants.


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