Shot by Steven Meisel and featuring the finest haute couture designers (Giambattista Valli, Lanvin, Nina Ricci, and Elie Saab to name a few) the shoot sees 77-year-old Fonda looking nothing short of incredible.
"I think it’s a hoot that, at my age, people are calling me a fashion icon”, Fonda told W magazine, following on to discuss her Oscar-winning movie roles, high-profile marriages and views on aging.
Giambattista Valli Haute Couture dress and cape
On being a fashion icon: “Truthfully, my relationship to fashion has always been strained. When I was starting out as an actress in New York, I worked as a model because I needed to pay for acting classes. But I didn’t have what it took to be a model. I hated all the emphasis on how I looked, and I never paid much attention to clothes.”
On beginning a new phase in her life and career: “I realised I didn’t have a lot of time left, and I wanted to pay more attention.”
“I had a vision: I wanted to give a cultural face to older women. I did have plastic surgery. I’m not proud of the fact that I’ve had it. But I grew up so defined by my looks. I was taught to think that if I wanted to be loved, I had to be thin and pretty. That leads to a lot of trouble.”
Jane Fonda at the 2015 Grammy Awards
On the Balmain jumpsuit she wore at the Grammy Awards this past February: “I suppose I’ve always known what I like on my body.” “I took one look at that Balmain jumpsuit, and I said, ‘That’s it!’"
"I’m best when I’m wearing something structured, with no frills or bows. Something that will show my waist and bum, because I’ve always had a good bum.”