I am talking about Katharine Hepburn. She was one of the leading ladies that started wearing trousers and suits in Hollywood. She did so with grace, poise, and defiance. Not many were as daring as her to pull off the outfits she did, or the characters she played. While I wouldn’t battle over which Hepburn is the best, Brie Dyas gives her opinion in The Huffington Post: Why Katharine Hepburn Deserves To Be A Bigger Style Icon.
If you have never seen Katharine Hepburn in action, you are missing out on one of the original strong lead women in film. Watch Stage Door (1937), Little Women (1933), and Bringing Up Baby (1938). For more than 60 years, Hepburn was a leading lady in Hollywood. She showed style, class, and glamour we know as old Hollywood today.
Ally Betker said it best in her article Katharine Hepburn: Rebel Chic ”Katharine Hepburn didn’t intend to change the face of American fashion; she just didn’t like wearing skirts.”
“Any time I hear a man say he prefers a woman in a skirt, I say, ‘Try one. Try a skirt.” – Katharine Hepburn
- Hepburn dresses to be exhibited at Appleton museum (metronews.ca)
- “If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun” (fansinaflashbulb.wordpress.com)