Jane Fonda re-wore an old dress to the Oscars to promote sustainable fashion
The 82-year-old actress slipped into a red sequinned Elie Saab gown to present the prize for Best Picture at the 92nd Academy Awards on Sunday night, but fans were quick to spot that she originally wore the dress at the 67th International Cannes Film Festival back in 2014.
Fonda swapped her blonde locks for a shorter, silver crop and paired the glitzy gown with Pomellato jewellery.
Fonda shared a photo on Instagram on Sunday to explain her choice of accessories: “At Oscars wearing Pomellato jewellery because it only uses responsible, ethically harvested gold and sustainable diamonds. #oscars @pomellto (sic)”
Jane Fonda at 82, recycling a 6 year old dress after declaring that she would never buy new clothes in order to fight climate change and save the planet. Queen. pic.twitter.com/Vz4mscCA2f
— MARCO (@MarcoooBitchess) February 11, 2020
In November, the Klute star announced that she was going to stop buying new clothes in a bid to be more environmentally friendly and reduce waste.
Fonda was inspired to make that change by Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg.
She previously said: “Greta has also made me think a lot about consumerism. So 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. So I’m not buying any more clothes.”
Fonda wasn’t the only star to recycle a look for the Oscars
Elizabeth Banks donned a pre-loved scarlet Badgley Mischka dress at the Vanity Fair after-party that she had first worn at the magazine’s party back in 2004.
Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, she revealed: “I’m upcycling this dress – I wore this dress for the first time to Vanity Fair in 2004. And, we very rarely get a dress gifted to us.
“Badgley Mischka made this dress for me. Back then, I was in Seabiscuit, which was a big Oscar nominee, and they gave it to me, and I recently moved and found it in the back of the closet. And it still fits! So, I’m wearing it on the carpet tonight. Very excited to be wearing a dress, recycling a dress from 16 years ago.”
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Elsewhere, Booksmart actress Kaitlyn Dever joined the tribe of sustainable stars by wearing a red Louis Vuitton dress made from “completely sustainable” fabrics, while Once Upon a Time in Hollywood star Margot Robbie stunned in a vintage midnight blue gown from Chanel.
“This is a completely sustainable dress made by Louis Vuitton, and I’m here just supporting sustainable clothing….” How do you do that? “With fashion you could maybe think a little bit before buying something brand new” – Kaitlyn Dever #Oscars pic.twitter.com/PpElK4GJ01
— Vanessa Friedman (@VVFriedman) February 9, 2020
— IMONATION (@THEIMONATION) February 10, 2020
Saoirse Ronan’s dress was made partly of fabric left over from her BAFTA dress last weekend.
@BenioniJessica @angelaporter_ @elizaaaabeht @tedwards_47
A – An example of special events method was used by Saoirse Ronan with her Gucci gown made fabric leftover from her BAFTAs gown, supporting sustainability, a continued message from the BAFTAs #Oscars #UVUFashionPR #3 pic.twitter.com/6DSvcWYPqE
— Krystle Gillam (@Miss_Kryst_) February 10, 2020
Author: BANG Showbiz