Fashion Icon: Katharine Hepburn New York Public Library Exhibit

At EGL, we live for new fashion trends, but we also pay homage to those iconic women whose fashion sense paved the way and  still resonates with us today!

Fashion Icon, Katharine Hepburn
(Image: Time Magazine)

Katharine Hepburn, fashion icon and screen star of  the 30’s and 40s , famously trademarked khakis and open collar shirts while other fashionistas were sucking it in with girdles and outlining their legs with stockings. Her personal style, now identified  as “rebel chic“, Hepburn was just not a fan of skirts and she proved it by saying, “Anytime I hear a man says he prefers a woman in a skirt, I say, Try one. Try a skirt.”

Hepburn in her trademark khakis
(Image: Time Magazine)

At the New York Public Library, an exhibit titled “Dressed for Stage and Screen” is showcasing Hepburn’s costumes. The exhibit also contains costume research, sketches, and comments from Hepburn’s correspondence,  scripts and personal notebooks.

There is plenty of time to visit the exhibit from now until January 12, 2013. The New York Public Library hours are Monday and Tuesday 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Wednesday and Thursday 10:00 AM-6:00 PM, Friday and Saturday 12:00 PM-6:00 PM, and closed on Sunday. Here are some photos from the exhibit provided by The Huffington Post!

This photo of the exhibit features costumes from the 1976 production “A Matter of Gravity”, Designs by Jane Greenwood (Image: Huffington Post)

These designs by Motley are from the 1962 production “Long Day’s Journey Into Night.”
(Image: Huffington Post)

Pieces from Katharine Hepburn’s staple ensemble.
(Image: Huffington Post)

To view more, please go to the exhibit itself or visit!


By:TeArra Boone

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