Jane Fonda Recreates Oscar-Winning Klute Fashion for Charity
Four decades after the mystery thriller Klute earned Jane Fonda her first Oscar, she recreated one of the most iconic looks from the 1971 film at a fundraiser in New York last night—the trench coat, shown here. “It never occurred to me [when we were making the movie] that the clothes would become an iconic fashion statement,” the actress told InStyle.com at the event, held at the Darby Downstairs. “They were just the clothes that I wore [in real life], and I wanted to wear them in the movie. A lot of the clothes were mine—the boots, the purse, the choker, the short leather skirt.” The reenactment was part of a fundraiser for her charity, the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention, which she founded in Atlanta in 1995. She enlisted the film’s original costume designer Ann Roth to design last night’s replica trench, which was auctioned off to raise money for her organization (it sold for $1,000). The moment touched many guests, including Bravo’s Andy Cohen, who interviewed her about the movie’s wardrobe Watch What Happens-style in front of the crowd. “Jane is one of the few women who has reinvented herself almost in every decade, and has remained gorgeous through it all, and iconic, and aspirational, and fashionable,” he told us. “There’s nobody on the planet who has had the life that Jane Fonda has had.”
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