Fashion Icon: Katherine Hepburn

PROFILE

Born 12.05.1907 Katherine Hepburn was born in Connecticut and later became one of America’s most infamous actresses

She received four Academy Awards for Best Actress and a further three Oscars for performances in Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, The Lion in Winter and On Golden Pond

She made her final screen appearance in 1994 at the age of 87 and passed away at the age of 96

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WHAT MAKES THEM AN ICON

Renowned for her headstrong, independent spirit, Katherine was a progressive woman both in terms of her career and fashion

She was coined one of the first ‘modern women’ of her time for wearing trousers before they were fashionable and constantly challenged the status quo

Her physique was athletic, reflecting her strong and powerful spirit and after the end of her first marriage she lived independently until her death in 2003 hiding her 26 year relationship with co-star Spencer Tracy from the public and Hollywood

Personally, I loved the way she shunned the glamour of her film roles for loafers, masculine cuts and tailoring that would rival that of today

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SHOP KATHERINE’S LOOK

1. Ted Baker timeless grey suit trousers

2. Ted Baker check fitted suit jacket with neon lining

3. Office heeled brogues

4. Satchel with a tweed twist from The Cambridge Satchel Company

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