3/04/2014

FASHION // Style Icon: Katharine Hepburn

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When the executives at RKO Pictures tried to tell Katharine Hepburn that she couldn’t wear pants, she threatened to walk around the studio lot in only her silk underwear until they relented and gave her jeans back. If you know anything about the personality of Ms. Hepburn, you know she would have done just that, too.

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A collection of essays called Katharine Hepburn: Rebel Chic came out in 2012 featuring opinions and anecdotes of an educated, sharply witty and deeply passionate actress whose personality was acutely expressed in her style. Descriptions like “deceptively simply” and “androgynous” were often used in the book featuring essays by Judy Samelson and Barbara Cohen-Stratyner.

She’s a bit incomparable now in terms of a fearless approach to both acting AND style, although we think some worthy 2014 counterparts would be actresses such as Tilda Swinton, Cate Blanchett or perhaps even Chloe Sevigny. Traces of her style influence can be seen in current style icons like Alexa Chung.

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