Jane Fonda re-wore her 2014 red carpet dress to this year’s Oscars after her promise never to buy more clothes
If the dress fits, wear it a second time. Jane Fonda presented Best Picture at last night’s 2020 Oscars wearing the same red, beaded, Elie Saab Couture gown she wore to the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. The decision was part of the actress and activist’s focus on sustainability, and it’s clear that being green looks good on her.
In 2019, Fonda vowed to stop buying new clothing as part of her climate change activism.
The star hosts “Fire Drill Fridays” rallies to raise awareness of the devastating effects of inaction in the face of climate change. During one of her speeches, Fonda spoke to the crowd about the changes she was making in her own life to support the cause.
Though many stars attending Hollywood events borrow their red carpet fashions from designers, Fonda wanted to make a statement with her 2020 Oscars outfit, proving that she meant what she said last year.
To complete her look, Fonda also opted to wear responsibly-sourced and ethically-made jewelry.
Pomellato jewels also sparkled on the likes of Rebel Wilson, Sandra Oh, Lili Reinhart, Laura Dern, Regina King, and Joey King.
Fonda wasn’t the only starlet to shop her own closet for an Oscars look. Elizabeth Banks attended the Vanity Fair Oscars party in the same Badgley Mischka dress she wore to the same party in 2004. Her goal was also to raise awareness about the connection between climate change and the fashion industry.
We love when sustainable looks take over the red carpet and when stars are more than willing to preach the importance of making responsible decisions whenever you can. We’re looking forward to seeing more re-worn fashion at future red carpet events.