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How Katharine Hepburn Became a Fashion Icon | At the Smithsonian | Smithsonian

Originally posted on Smithsonian.

For much of the 20th century, movie stars were the most popular purveyors of public imagery. In the heyday of the Hollywood studio system, each studio created “larger-than-life” stars that projected that studio’s particular brand: Humphrey Bogart did his due diligence as a gangster housed along Warner Bros.’ “Murderers Row” before he finally became a leading man; Greta Garbo was only a Swedish starlet before MGM, home to “more stars than are in heaven,” transformed her into the face of luminous glamour.

Katharine Hepburn, who was born on May 12, 1907 and whom the American Film Institute ranks as the “Number One…

via How Katharine Hepburn Became a Fashion Icon | At the Smithsonian | Smithsonian.

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3 comments on “How Katharine Hepburn Became a Fashion Icon | At the Smithsonian | Smithsonian

  1. pilar221b
    09/07/2015

    Reblogged this on pilar221b.

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  2. Silver Screenings
    09/09/2015

    Thanks for posting this, Sarah. There were a lot of things in the article that I didn’t know. 🙂

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