One of the greatest legends of stage and screen, Katharine Hepburn has withstood the test of time, retaining an icon status that few in Hollywood will ever have the privilege of knowing.  Not only was she nominated for 12 Academy Awards, she took home 4 of those nominations as a winner.

Not only is the late Katharine Hepburn known for her powerful stage and screen presence, but it was the help of her wardrobe that catapulted her into the imaginations of women around the world for her brave stance on what a modern woman should (and will) dress like.

Katharine Hepburn The Frick Museum
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This fall, The Frick Pittsburgh is hostingKatharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen, an exhibition devoted entirely to the costumes that transformed Katherine into the Katharine Hepburn, movie star.

With clothing on loan from Kent State University Museum, the exhibition will feature costumes from some of Hepburn’s most famous films and stage appearances, including The Philadelphia Story, Coco, Stage Door and Love Among the Ruins, to name a few.

Not only are the products famous, but the people that helped to create these signature looks for Hepburn as well remain as famous as the productions themselves, with designs from Edith Head, Norman Hartnell and Irene.

In addition to the state and screen costumes, patrons will have the chance to see Hepburn’s signature look of tapered khakis, along with her linen shirts and jackets.  Set as the backdrop for the exhibition will be movie posters, photographs and film memorabilia from her time as the most famous actress in the world.

Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen will be on display at The Frick Pittsburgh from October 19th, 2019 through January 12th, 2020.

This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.
Aaron Valentic

Aaron is a recent transplant back to Pittsburgh, PA after living in New York for five years. From all things relating to art, culture, fashion along with the Pittsburgh social scene, he surely knows the heartbeat of his hometown.

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