Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen

Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen

Edward E. and Jane B. Ford Gallery
Opening December 8, 2018 through February 2, 2019

Renowned actress, role model, fashion icon, outspoken, independent, and feisty, Katharine Hepburn is listed by the American Film Institute as Hollywood's greatest screen legend. During a career that spanned six decades, Hepburn was nominated 12 times for Academy Awards as Best Actress and won four. Her sense of style influenced countless women, fashion designers, and the informal, elegant approach to American style seen on today's runways. 

Organized by Kent State University Museum from its collection, this exhibition features Hepburn's performance clothes from The Philadelphia Story, Without Love, and Coco; screen costumes from such classic films as Stage Door, Adam's Rib, and Long Day's Journey Into Night; and many of her television movies, such as Love Among the Ruins. In addition, Hepburn's "signature look," an ensemble of tailored beige trousers and linen jackets, will be spotlighted, as will vintage posters, playbills, photos, and other Hepburn-related artifacts. 


Photo Credit: Katharine Hepburn

2024 Exhibit Sponsors
Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.