If you ever needed proof that 80 is the new 20, just take a look at Jane Fonda.
With every year, the Oscar winner—who turns the big 8-0 Thursday—manages to up her fashion game. And according to her stylist, Tanya Gill, she won’t be retiring her rainbow brites or cutouts anytime soon.
“When I style Jane, her age isn’t even a part of the equation,” says Gill, who has dressed the actress since 2010. “She epitomizes the modern woman and nothing she wears ever really dates for that reason. It’s always more about what will suit her personality.”
Though she’s been walking red carpets for over five decades, Gill says that Fonda is still always willing to try something new in their fittings. “She has such great instincts,” says Gill. “Her choices reflect her boldness. That’s why she likes to embrace so many different colors and styles—it’s a way to show who she is.”
Fonda made major fashion waves this year alone, literally stealing the show at L’Oreal’s fashion presentation in Paris this fall by walking the runway in a sexy, suede tiger-print Balmain gown—and pulling it off better than most 20-somethings we know.
“Oh, Jane loved that dress,” recalls Gill. “We got it sent over in a sample size and it fit her perfectly, like boom. We just zipped her up in the back and she put on some boots to go with it. Honestly, that was it!”
And it’s that effortless spirit that has made the star’s style so iconic. From her smoldering Balmain emerald green jumpsuit at the 2015 Grammys to her Barbie pink Brandon Maxwell column at the 2017 Emmys, Fonda leaves no fashion stone unturned. “She’s a trailblazer in many aspects of her life,” adds Gill. “So it kind of figures that she also pushes boundaries of the red carpet.”
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