(Meredith) – Actress Jane Fonda re-wore a dress from 2014 to this year’s Oscars after she promised to never buy any more new clothes in the name of sustainability.
Fonda was the final presenter of the night on Sunday, handing out the award for Best Picture, which went to the South Korean film “Parasite.”
Fonda took the stage in a red beaded gown that may have looked familiar. It was the same dress she wore to the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.
The decision to re-wear the dress was part of Fonda’s climate change activism and focus on sustainability. Last year, she vowed to stop buying new clothing.
“When I talk to people about, ‘we don’t really need to keep shopping. We shouldn’t look to shopping for our identity. We don’t need more stuff,’ then I have to walk the walk too. I’m not buying any more clothes,” she said.
Fonda made headlines in October 2019 when she was arrested several weeks in a row for climate change protests at the U.S. Capitol.