Glamorous when she wanted to be and tomboyish when she didn’t, Katharine Hepburn developed her personal style and public image as a style rebel. Rather than submit to studio image makers, she controlled her image and drew on her own proclivities to create a distinct antifashion persona. This book presents the famously headstrong star in a new light: as a style icon. Through images of Hepburn’s on-screen and off-screen wardrobes and essays by top fashion historians, it reveals how modern Hepburn’s insouciance and idiosyncratic manner of dressing really were and shows her as an inspirational, self-styled counterpoint to the overmanaged looks of celebrities today. Full of never-before-published images, Katharine Hepburn is a refreshing look at a true fashion original.
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