"Sassy. Daring. Talented. Beautiful. Determined. Fashionable. Iconic. Hepburn."
Katherine Hepburn: Actor, lifelong timeboy, athlete, and style icon
Showing now through September 13, 2014 at the Connecticut Historical Society, in Hartford:
Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen. This must-see traveling exhibition features over 40 costumes, worn in 21 films and 6 stage productions. The wonderfully curated collection includes an ensemble of Ms. Hepburn's signature tailored trousers (pioneering ladies' wear at the time) and linen jackets, vintage posters, playbills, photos, and other Hepburn-related artifacts. Stage costumes from The Philadelphia Story and Coco, and screen costumes from Adam's Rib, The Philadelphia Story, and Stage Door are also included.
Gown from "State of the Union", with Spencer Tracy
A number of talks and films will run throughout the length of the exhibition, all exploring this great actress' independent spirit and sense of style, and their enduring impact on American culture.
Costume for stage production of "The Lake"
Publicity photo of Katharine Hepburn for the movie "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner", 1967
“Skirts are hopeless.
Anytime I hear a man say he prefers a woman in a skirt, I say, 'Try one. Try a skirt.’”