Jane Fonda combined her passion for activism with her status as a fashion icon.
In the new issue of Interview magazine, the 82-year-old actress looked ultra chic in a photoshoot that accompanied her political discussion with Pose star Indya Moore.
During her interview with Jane, who racked up a string of high-profile arrests during climate protests last year, Indya discussed the impact of her activism on her choice of clothing. “We must not waste so much. We have to settle for less. I try not to buy anything new, not new clothes, ” she told Indya, 25.
Electrifying: Jane Fonda combined her passion for activism and her status as a fashion icon for a new article in Interview magazine
“ But I also understand that I can say that because I still wear what I wore 30 years ago, and I have a lot of clothes, so it’s easy for me. Be careful what you buy.
In a jaw-dropping snapshot, she modeled a scarlet blazer and combo dress by Michael Kors and struck a powerful pose for the camera.
She paired this set with a pair of black leather stiletto heel boots from Saint Laurent By Vaccarello, as well as Cartier hoops.
The workout queen showed off her ever-enviable figure in a bodycon black Bottega Veneta dress as well as a pair of gloves from her own wardrobe in another moment.
Glamor: The 82-year-old looked ultra-chic in a photoshoot that accompanied her political chat with Pose star Indya Moore
Jane also discussed her avowed “ privilege ” while recalling her political activism in the 1960s and 1970s.
Although she says she ended up on a “gray list” where “the studios didn’t really want to work with me,” she was to some extent protected by her background.
“I mean, look, I have to be real honest. I am Henry Fonda’s daughter. I have always had the privilege. While my ability to make a living was very slow, I had savings I could count on, ”she said.
Sensation: The workout band queen showed off her ever-enviable figure in a bodycon black Bottega Veneta dress as well as a pair of gloves from her own wardrobe in another moment
“I don’t want to pretend I was scratching nickels and dimes together. I lived pretty close to the bone for quite a while, but always knew I could make it. I have to say that. My privilege protected me a lot, ” Jane said.
“My house was broken into. I have been followed for several years. We have received many death threats. We had to ask someone to turn on our car remotely before we could get in as we were afraid bombs had been planted.
She was later married to another activist Tom Hayden who was in the “Chicago Seven” and was convicted of crossing state borders to incite a riot at the 1968 Democratic National Convention, although the conviction was later overturned.
While discussing the Black Lives Matter movement which she considered “ from afar because of the pandemic, ” Jane also spoke with Indya about her role as a celebrity partisan of the Black Panther Party decades ago.
Relationships: Jane discussed her advocacy for the Black Panthers and her adoption of daughter Mary Luana ‘Lulu’ Williams (right) whose parents were with the organization
Although she praised the group in some ways, she also said: ‘I think because the Panthers were so open to the call for an armed revolution it was almost impossible to build a strong supporting movement, powerful and diverse. ”
Jane explained: “They were influenced by Frantz Fanon and the Algerian war. They have been influenced by many foreign ideologies and uprisings. I think it was a flawed strategy – the part of the armed uprising of it, not the part helping communities and educating children, ”she said.
“ The US military and law enforcement were so determined to destroy them that no matter how many white people or movie stars supported them, I don’t think it would have saved them. I think non-violence is the key.
She recalls: “ I also had the opportunity to go to Oakland and see the Black Panther schools. Eventually, I adopted a daughter, Lulu.
Going Strong: Jane continues to make headlines for her activism and racked up a string of arrests late last year while participating in climate protests in Washington, DC; seen in 2019
Jane added: ‘She is now 51, but she was a young girl back in the days that went through school and breakfast programs and grew up in Oakland. I know with absolute certainty that if she hadn’t grown up in the nest created in Oakland by the Black Panthers, she probably wouldn’t be alive today.
As an anti-war activist in 1972, Jane was photographed in Hanoi sitting on a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun used against the Americans.
The photo earned her lifelong infamy as “ Hanoi Jane, ” and she has been protested by military veterans ever since, though some ex-military have also supported her.
During her 1972 trip to enemy territory, she also participated in propaganda broadcasts for the North Vietnamese army station Radio Hanoi.
Remember when: Jane first gained worldwide attention as an anti-Vietnam War activist in the 1970s; she is pictured at a press conference in Denver in 1970
Speaking to Radio Hanoi, she hinted that the US military should disobey their orders – although she said in 60 Minutes decades later that she was “just asking them to think about it.”
After returning to the United States, she said in a 1973 interview cited by the New York Times that the torture of American prisoners of war was “understandable.”
She told KNBC-TV: ‘These men were bombing, machine-gunning and napalmating the country. If a prisoner tried to escape, it is quite understandable that he would likely be beaten and tortured.
Jane’s only son, Troy, was named in honor of Vietnamese bomber Nguyễn Văn Tr ,i, who attempted to assassinate US Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara.
‘Hanoi Jane’: As an anti-war activist in 1972, Jane was sadly photographed in Hanoi sitting on a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun used against Americans
In the 2018 documentary Jane Fonda In Five Acts, she reflected on how her drug use and eating disorders influenced her political activities during the Vietnam War.
“I was alternately bulimic and anorexic. I would eat maybe a boiled egg and spinach a day, period. I took Dexedrine, which is speed, ”she says.
“So I was really fast and I was starving, besides getting all this new information at a very fast rate,” explained Jane.
“ I mean, I’m nervous anyway, but me on Dexedrine without eating, and I feel like I have to say it all at once, it’s like – I’m amazed that anybody can get what I said. It was like, “Wow! Who is this woman?” ‘