Jane Fonda In Atelier Versace – ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ Cannes Film Festival Premiere & Opening Ceremony

Earlier today, I put together my wish list for Cannes Film Festival.

On day one, at the opening ceremony and ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ premiere this evening, a 74-year-old beauty made my dream come true.

Jane Fonda donned the Atelier Versace Fall 2011 gown I have been dying to see on the red carpet since it was presented last year.

Her intricately woven bronze metal gown with a delicately pleated hem and train was slightly modified with the addition of an illusion yoke and sleeves, but takes nothing away from the beauty of the gown.

She completed her look with a metallic Versace clutch, Chopard jewels and peep-toe heels.

The fashion gods are really smiling on me. First Florence Welch in Alexander McQueen, now this.

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62 Responses to Jane Fonda In Atelier Versace – ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ Cannes Film Festival Premiere & Opening Ceremony

  1. Tricia May 21, 2012 at 02:23 #


  2. Dhppy May 17, 2012 at 17:24 #


  3. june May 17, 2012 at 10:33 #

    i hate the illusion yoke — but she looks so amazing in this i can’t even quibble.

  4. A. May 17, 2012 at 09:34 #

    Did you just say she was 74? She so doesn’t look that old, she’s so elegant and stylish for her age

  5. manja May 17, 2012 at 08:39 #

    wow,all I can say,unbelivable as well.complete surprise and a great one for sure.

  6. Jess2 May 17, 2012 at 06:05 #

    The second I saw this picture I was doing a happy dance for you FC you are on fire this year – so amazing!!

    I am in awe of this stunning women in this stunning dress!! There are no words for how perfect this look is, Congratulations Jane 😀

  7. pipsqueak May 17, 2012 at 03:07 #

    Absolutely stunning! Truly naturally endowed and a strong woman. She’s not only the epitome of good genes and aging gracefully, but also the perfect example of an winner who survived Hollywood well and didn’t let drug and alcohol mess her up.

  8. EmmaWoodhouse May 17, 2012 at 02:52 #

    AMAZING!!!!! Love this–would have only added the yoke but not the sleeves, but who cares? It’s an beautifully ornate, glamorous gown, and Jane wears it so well. I’m delighted that you got your wish, FC–and wow, you are quite accurate with your guessing! 🙂

  9. smolls May 16, 2012 at 23:33 #

    OMG! How does she look this amazing???!! Seriously, her body looks better than the model – she makes this gown even otustanding! She is rocking the hell outta that gown & kicking everyone younger than her to the curb – you go Jane! 🙂

  10. Fraser May 16, 2012 at 23:31 #

    BDOTD me thinks … she completely, 100% owns this look and that is some dress to own!

  11. Hannah May 16, 2012 at 23:19 #

    A completely unexpected but completely incredible surprise! I love the coloru of the dress, adn I’m gad that it goes so beautifully with her colouring. I had a whole list of starlets I was imagining in this look, but she just blew them all out of the water.
    Thsi gown will always beong to Sasha P on the cover of French Vogue a few months ago, but this is gives her serious competition!

  12. Christine May 16, 2012 at 22:42 #

    Yay for one fashion wish coming true 😀

  13. Ingrid May 16, 2012 at 21:12 #


  14. Rebecca Z May 16, 2012 at 20:49 #

    She does look amazing, doesn’t she. Great figure, great dress. But I also noticed how beautiful her hands are in the close-up shots of the clutch–gorgeous long tapered fingers and a perfect manicure.

  15. CreoleLady May 16, 2012 at 20:48 #

    Thank goodness I am in the back of the conference room. Someone was droning on and on so I decided to take a mental break by coming to RCFA to catch up. I literally dropped my phone when I saw Jane Fonda — with a huge clatter. You should have seen me looking around wide-eyed as if it wasn’t me. She is my BDOTD (-Day), hands down.

    Lesson learned — Cannes fashion coverage may be NSFW, lol.

    • Fashion Critic May 16, 2012 at 20:52 #

      lol…that really made me LOL

  16. Janelle May 16, 2012 at 20:41 #

    She looks stunning for her age.

  17. CTgirl May 16, 2012 at 20:37 #

    Go Jane!

  18. mm May 16, 2012 at 19:56 #

    Body by Jane! Remember she is the work out Queen of the 80s! HOT!

  19. NH May 16, 2012 at 19:51 #

    WOW your soo good…How do you do this? How do you know someone will wear from your wishlist. I feel like you can see the future.hahaaa
    I hoping someone wears the elie saab couture from your wishlist, it will make my day

    I am soo excited for the festival!!!
    Thank you as always 🙂

    • Fashion Critic May 16, 2012 at 20:12 #

      prayers 😀 x

    • Erika Ch May 17, 2012 at 12:46 #

      Couldn’t agree more 🙂

  20. Elle May 16, 2012 at 19:51 #

    Well I hope I look this fabulous when I’m in my seventies, that’s all I’m saying…

    FC, sending you a virtual high-five for the successful dress pick – looks like Jane can’t get enough of RCFA’s posts either 😉

  21. justme May 16, 2012 at 19:50 #

    Girl, look at that body. She-she she works out.

    Jane looks stunning for a 74 y-o… or a 30 y-o for that matter.

  22. Sabreena May 16, 2012 at 19:43 #

    OMG!! She looks absolutely GORGEOUS!!

    I would like to look like her when I am 74!

  23. Jen H-K May 16, 2012 at 19:42 #

    I totally wanted Angelina Jolie in this, but holy hell this looks stunning on Jane!! 74!!

  24. vicky May 16, 2012 at 19:42 #

    Jane Fonda showing the younger girls how it’s done!

    I personally wouldn’t have added the yoke and sleeves, but they don’t kill the look.

    The make up is a bit on the heavier side but again, it doesn’t bother me too much.

  25. DorianGray May 16, 2012 at 19:39 #

    After Versus now Atelier Versace, today is our day FC! 🙂

  26. fashionmint May 16, 2012 at 19:34 #

    wohaaaaaaaaaa look at that figure ..74……….i am 26 i can kill for such smacking body !

  27. Rash May 16, 2012 at 19:28 #

    The more I see her, the more I feel that this gown was specially made for her! She outshines the gown with her marvellous figure and confidence! Love
    Hey a big Yesssssssssssssss from me too, to have your wish fulfilled on day 1 itself! 🙂 🙂

  28. Riley May 16, 2012 at 19:28 #

    I recommend this look for BDOTY poll. This is absolutely amazing.

    • Riley May 16, 2012 at 22:38 #

      Fingers crossed I look this smokin’ when I am 74.

      x x

  29. MR May 16, 2012 at 19:27 #

    You’re really professional…when i saw Jane Fonda in this gown immediately i thought of you

    • Fashion Critic May 16, 2012 at 19:42 #

      thank you very much

  30. Hisadora May 16, 2012 at 19:25 #

    OMG she looks fantastic!!! It’s clear that this fantastic woman put some 20-year-old to shame!

    • noo May 16, 2012 at 19:34 #

      amen to that! i was always picturing jessica alba or eva mendes in this dress and thinking i’d be awfully disappointed when they do wear it!

  31. gabis May 16, 2012 at 19:21 #

    OMFG!!!! I cannot believe I’m seeing this dress on Jane Fonda! When I saw your wish list I was pretty sure someone would pick up that Atelier Versace but I was looking for someone like Bar Refaeli or Stacy Keibler, NEVER thought I’d see it on someone like Jane Fonda. But I couldn’t be happier about it because she truly owns it. She looks incredibly flawless and divine. I love the addition of the yokes and sleeves as they turn a potentially cheap looking dress into a very sophisticated and age appropriate one. Need to say strong BDOTW material here?

    • admmgz May 16, 2012 at 19:29 #


  32. Emmeline May 16, 2012 at 19:20 #

    I’m so impressed that one of your wishes came true, and on day one no less!

    Jane looks amazing in this dress. I love that she had the confidence to wear something that must people would have given to someone in their twenties.

  33. ber May 16, 2012 at 19:18 #

    So glad she didn’t go the boring, safe route the way others her age may have.

  34. dee May 16, 2012 at 19:17 #

    Now this is a gown. She looks amazing.

  35. Parvati May 16, 2012 at 19:17 #

    Wow, a fashion wish come true on Day 1! She looks great! I’m not crazy about the sheer yoke and sleeves, but she still looks fabulous!

  36. Jorge May 16, 2012 at 19:10 #

    74 years old? OMG!!! Absolutely STUNNING

    • bm May 16, 2012 at 19:50 #


  37. Matt R May 16, 2012 at 19:09 #

    Yes FC, the fashion gods are shining on you and all of us fashion lovers. How beautiful does Jane Fonda look in this. I saw the picture of her and thought for a minute she was wearing a necklace, but when I saw it was the illusion yoke, I agree that it takes nothing away from the look. Stunning! This might be my BDOTDay at Cannes and my BDOTW candiate!

  38. robbie May 16, 2012 at 19:08 #

    oh jane i adore you, but this look screams drag queen.

  39. Yeliz May 16, 2012 at 19:06 #

    FC you have no idea how happy I am that someone wore something from your wish list on Day 1 already!
    I wouldn’t change anything about this gown, the modified version is also stunning and more suitable for someone in Jane Fonda’s age. Unfortunately I hate her hair.

    • Fashion Critic May 16, 2012 at 19:07 #

      you have no idea how happy I am 😀


  40. dunzoo May 16, 2012 at 19:06 #

    omg her body is amaaazing… the gown looks great on her, i’m not a fan of the added sleeves – very ice skater-ish – but they make the gown more age appropriate i guess.

    • Fashion Critic May 16, 2012 at 19:08 #

      “but they make the gown more age appropriate i guess.” – I think so

      • noo May 16, 2012 at 19:21 #

        this is jane’s trademark, body-con long-sleeve dresses! but i love love love the way it looks! glad you’re crossing things off your list FC 😀

        • Fashion Critic May 16, 2012 at 19:26 #

          One down…many more to go x

    • Jacqu May 16, 2012 at 19:11 #

      I think she’d rock that dress without the nude sleeves. Where’s the memo that women of a certain age should wear certain things? She looks fantastic though, sleeves or no sleeves,

      • Vidhya May 16, 2012 at 21:28 #

        Totally agree. The yoke was maybe there for extra support? And she seriously needs to tame her hair. Its killing me

  41. fromchi-town May 16, 2012 at 19:04 #

    As soon as I saw Jane Fonda wearing this gown, I thought of you FC. I think she looks OUTSTANDING!!
    She is oozing glamor from every pore.

    • Fashion Critic May 16, 2012 at 19:08 #

      beyond outstanding

      • Ramsay May 16, 2012 at 19:12 #

        She too always does well at Cannes

  42. Linda May 16, 2012 at 19:03 #

    I’m speechless. So awesome your dream came true. All I can say is WOW, Jane. What a fantastic figure!

  43. Alina May 16, 2012 at 19:02 #

    My first thought when I saw the pictures on Getty was : “FC is going to be happy”.

    Jane Fonda looks enviable.

    • Fashion Critic May 16, 2012 at 19:09 #

      LOL…I did let out a little scream of Yeeessssssssssssssssssss

    • Ioana May 16, 2012 at 20:11 #

      + 1

      I bet FC didn’t expect Jane Fonda to wear this 🙂

    • J May 16, 2012 at 21:56 #

      Please, Lord, let me have her figure as I get older. Amen. 🙂

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