From Good Housekeeping
- Grace and Frankie star Jane Fonda attended the 2020 Oscars in a red Elie Saab gown and a red coat.
- Jane originally wore the red dress to Cannes in 2014, and the red coat is “the last article of clothing” she will ever buy.
- The 82-year-old actress consciously pulled together her Academy Awards outfit to make a statement about climate change and fashion.
Jane Fonda knows how to make a fashion statement.
The Grace and Frankie star looked stunning while presenting the award for Best Picture at the 2020 Oscars, and she made every single detail of her outfit count. The 82-year-old actress stepped onto the stage at the 92nd Academy Awards in a ruby red, beaded Elie Saab gown with a red coat and a gray pixie haircut.
As part of her fight against climate change, Jane chose to wear the long-sleeve, open back dress for a second time after originally debuting it at the 67th International Cannes Film Festival in 2014.
The activist also added a simple, yet powerful touch with her now-famous red coat. Back in November, she declared it was “the last article of clothing” she would ever buy.
“When I talk to people and say, ‘We don’t really need to keep shopping. We shouldn’t look to shopping for our identity. We don’t need more stuff,’ I have to walk the talk,” she said on Capitol Hill. “So I’m not buying any more clothes.” Since then, the coat has accompanied her to a handful of protests and subsequently, to jail.
And to pack the final punch, the former fitness guru traded in her signature blonde bob for a silver pixie cut. She was also considerate about donning Pomellato jewelry “because it only uses responsible, ethically harvested gold and sustainable diamonds.”
Fans watching the 2020 Oscars from home applauded Jane for speaking her mind wherever she goes.
“So beautiful and true to her beliefs! Thanks for standing up for our Earth!” one person wrote on Instagram. “YES our environmentally conscious queen,” another added. “You look so powerful in that dress ❤️😍” a fan commented.
We can all agree that Jane made a strong point for sustainable fashion. Now, it’s time to look through our own wardrobes and give life to an outfit we haven’t worn in a while.
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