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Jane Fonda, Actress and Activist, Is a Style Chameleon


Jane Fonda in Balmain

Whether or not she wants to admit it, Jane Fonda has always been a style icon. From her Barbarella days to that legendary Balmain jumpsuit, revisit her most memorable red carpet moments here.

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Jane Fonda had style right from the start—as evidenced by this chambray shirt and pants ensemble in 1956.

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Kate Middleton may have wowed onlookers with her post-pregnancy style, but it’s hard to beat the red coat and knee-high boots Fonda wore leaving Paris’s Belvedere Hospital with her new daughter Vanessa in 1968.

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A black hat, big sunglasses, and boot-cut Levi’s? Jane Fonda invented easy, off-duty style.

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Quintessentially ‘80s, the actress’s fuchsia blazer, floral bustier, and super-high-waisted trousers were surely a hit at the American Film Institute celebration of Gregory Peck in 1989.

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Fonda embraced the early ‘90s in the decade’s best trends—a windbreaker, red turtleneck, and big, curly hair—at StanleyK. Sheinbaum’s 70th birthday celebration.

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Stepping out with her third husband Ted Turner, Fonda was a vision in a black and white checked print gown and black silk gloves at the 1995 Academy Awards.

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Later that year, the actress epitomized Beverly Hills-chic at the Television Critics Association Awards Dinner with a white high-necked dress, beige pumps, and brown sunglasses.

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Easing back into the spotlight after a nearly 10-year hiatus from acting, Fonda stunned in a simple black dress and gloves at the 2004 Golden Globe Awards.

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Aside from her acting and activism, Fonda is known for being a fitness fanatic. So it’s no wonder she’s continued to embrace form-fitting styles, like this all-black look from 2011. If you’ve got it, flaunt it.

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Over the past few years, the actress has adopted a more covered-up approach to red carpet wear—without sacrificing style, of course. In a zebra-printed jacket and black flared pants at the 2011 Women in Entertainment Breakfast, Fonda stole the show.

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The actress gave the younger generation at run for their money at the 2013 Berlin International Film Festival in a gold sequin dress and coordinating tan fur. Stay golden, Jane.

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“I took one look at that Balmain jumpsuit, and I said, ‘That’s it!’” Fonda explains in W’s June/July issue. When you know, you know.

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