Standards of beauty, fashion and female behavior have changed over the years, but Katharine Hepburn will always be remembered. Today’s celebrities are far from the timeless trends imposed by women, which not only changed the way women dress, but also influenced their status in a male-dominated world. It was no longer gentlemen but gentle women who began to set the trends for style and human interaction, paving the way for the full emancipation of women. One such gentle woman was undoubtedly Katharina Hepubrn. A forerunner of freedom and self-awareness of every woman’s value. She was cinema’s most non-conformist star and a paragon of female independence. As she said: “If you want to replace the admiration of many men with the criticism of one, go ahead and marry him.”

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A new type of woman

She challenged the prevailing social norms. According to her professed principle: “I never lose sight of the fact that existence itself is exciting.” Her style of dress, attitude and lack of interest in marriage or motherhood was in itself a denial of the role society imposed on women. Beautiful, fierce, bold, uncompromising, she represented a new “type of woman” and at the same time the American culture of the time. With brilliance and majesty. She marked her time with a masculine-feminine style that has proven to be completely timeless and continues uninterrupted to this day.

Men’s outfits barely too big, a raised shirt collar, a hairstyle that exposed the neck, elegance at every occasion, wide high-waisted clip-on pants worn with a button-down shirt with the sleeves rolled up, joie de vivre regardless of age, a short-sleeved sweater and a midi skirt, a baseball cap, are just some of the trends she introduced into fashion after all.

All-Time Star

No wonder the American Film Institute named her “Star of All Time.” Gentle woman ahead of her style and personal culture of the era in which she lived. Unparalleled in her ability to invent and create her own image. Independence, which set an example for women in their emancipation from imposed stereotypes.

“I was successful because of the period I lived in. My style has simply become a style,” she admitted.

It was not the designers who dressed her. It was decided solely by her. “We don’t create for Miss Hepburn. We design with it. She is a true professional and has ideas about what is right for her. Whether it’s costumes, scripts or lifestyle,” confessed award-winning designer Edith Head.

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Katharine Hepburn
Photo: Katharine Hepburn

Less is more

Katharine Hepburn wore clothes that allowed her to move freely. Aside from the screen, she favored a sporty look. Hollywood’s growing influence on fashion has made its casual look famous around the world, simultaneously defining the American woman’s look.

In preparing for the role, she often gave costume designers tips that reflected her ideas about colors and fabrics.

Hepburn’s influence on American fashion was officially recognized in 1985. That’s when the Council of Fashion Designers of America gave her theLifetime Achievement Award.

She was also a pioneer of American aesthetics in the field of sports fashion. She defied the prevailing fashion standards. Her choice was comfort and autonomy. She was the first proponent of the “less is more” look. She kept any extras to a minimum. She has always said that the most important thing is the clothes, not the jewelry. There have been many icons in fashion history, but Katharine has remained a timeless example of distinctive style. She kept accessories to a minimum, so that her clothes mainly attracted attention.

Katharine Hepburn – a legendary woman

Katharine Hepburn had nothing of the classic Hollywood star. Beautiful, slim, with long legs and big eyes. This divine appearance only complemented her unique personality. A strong, courageous, educated woman with a sense of humor and distance from herself. A woman, a true gentle woman of her era, who changed the world of women, but also of men. Men who knew that they were dealing with a woman who could not be imposed a rigid framework of rules for how the world works according to their ideals. The strength of her personality did not allow it.

She was born on May 12, 1907 in Connecticut. Four-time Academy Award winner for Best Actress. Her father was a surgeon and her mother a suffragette.

Katharine Hepburn. A witty, authoritarian feminist who has marked the world of women. She died at the age of 96, but her influence on fashion continues to this day. Independent throughout her life and ahead of her era.


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