Rebel Chic

This companion book to the “Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen” exhibition contains five essays discussing how the actress developed her personal style and public image as a style rebel. She famously dressed in trousers and loose shirts because she preferred their comfort over more constrictive skirts and dresses. She cultivated her counter-culture image very carefully, but at the same time was very interested in clothing design, working closely with designers she had hired herself to create her movie outfits. Rebel Chic sheds more light on both fashion personas: glamorous film star versus tomboy. With many never-before-published images of the actress’ costumes and personal wardrobe.