Photograph: Clarence Sinclair Bull
Photograph: Vandamm Studios courtesy PhotofestThe Philadelphia Story (1939 - 1940 Broadway) Play by Philip Barry Directed by Robert B. Sinclair Shown: Katharine Hepburn
Photograph: courtesy New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
In 1981 Barbara Walters asked Katharine Hepburn—who was known for donning trousers—if she ever wore skirts. Ms. Hepburn replied that she did own one skirt, which she would wear to Walters’s funeral. The sassy star’s appearance is the subject of this exhibit, which focuses on the iconic actor's style, both onscreen and off: The collection includes pieces that she wore onstage and in movies, from such designers as Valentina, Cecil Beaton and Muriel King. The show will also feature film stills, posters and other memorabilia.