When AFI was founded in 1967, one of its purposes was to ensure that "great accomplishments of the past are recognized to the end that the masters of film may take their deserved place in history beside leaders in other arts."
The AFI Life Achievement Award honors an individual whose career in motion pictures or television has greatly contributed to the enrichment of American culture.
The 42nd AFI Life Achievement Award was presented to Jane Fonda at a gala tribute on June 5, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. The 42nd AFI Life Achievement Award tribute special will return for its second year on TNT when it airs on June 14, 2014 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, followed by encores on sister network Turner Classic Movies (TCM).
If you are curious about past winners, below is a list.
RECIPIENT YEAR NETWORK
Jane Fonda 2014 TNT Mel Brooks 2013 TNT Shirley MacLaine 2012 TV LAND Morgan Freeman 2011 TV LAND Mike Nichols 2010 TV LAND Michael Douglas 2009 TV LAND Warren Beatty 2008 USA Al Pacino 2007 USA Sir Sean Connery 2006 USA George Lucas 2005 USA Meryl Streep 2004 USA Robert De Niro 2003 USA Tom Hanks 2002 USA Barbra Streisand 2001 FOX Harrison Ford 2000 CBS Dustin Hoffman 1999 ABC Robert Wise 1998 NBC Martin Scorsese 1997 CBS Clint Eastwood 1996 ABC Steven Spielberg 1995 NBC Jack Nicholson 1994 CBS Elizabeth Taylor 1993 ABC Sidney Poitier 1992 NBC Kirk Douglas 1991 CBS David Lean 1990 ABC Gregory Peck 1989 NBC Jack Lemmon 1988 CBS Barbara Stanwyck 1987 ABC Billy Wilder 1986 NBC Gene Kelly 1985 CBS Lillian Gish 1984 CBS John Huston 1983 CBS Frank Capra 1982 CBS Fred Astaire 1981 CBS James Stewart 1980 CBS Alfred Hitchcock 1979 CBS Henry Fonda 1978 CBS Bette Davis 1977 CBS William Wyler 1976 CBS Orson Welles 1975 CBS James Cagney 1974 CBS John Ford 1973 CBS
Unfortunately, I do not have time at the moment to add a photo of what each of them wore to the event. But I do have time to at least add the winner from this year. Here is Jane Fonda.