Jane Fonda ‘Doesn’t Know’ Who Made Her Iconic Red Protest Coat. I Think I Do.

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We know a lot about the crimson red coat Jane Fonda wears during her “Fire Drill Fridays,” where the actress protests climate change in Washington, D.C.

Fonda said it is the last piece of clothing she will buy, in a bid toward sustainable living. It doubled as a mattress last week, when she spent the night in jail. She even loaned it to a cellmate who was chilly—though she took the coat back at bedtime.

What we don’t know about the coat, and what is quickly becoming the fashion world’s biggest scoop, is the answer to a very simple question: Who made this now-famous garment?

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