Pat and Mike (1952)

Copyright © 1952 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Orry Kelly strikes again with this sporty film starring Katherine Hepburn as an exceptional athlete. It is a hard task to find a film in which the actress doesn’t set trends, and this one is no different. She is known for her relaxed attitude towards fashion, leaning rather towards more comfortable clothes such as high waisted trousers and loose jumpers where women were wearing tight fitting skirts and more feminine attire.

Hepburn’s influence on women was that they were not confined to the restrictions expected of them, they could be whomever or whatever they wanted, and this film went a long way to influencing sportswear for women, with her short shorts, loose fitting male shirts and argyle sweaters with skirts.


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Written by Jemma De Blanche

Jemma De Blanche is a fashion and lifestyle journalist with a background in marketing and copy-writing, is in awe of all things creative and loves getting lost in a good book, a beautiful picture or the creativity of new collection. Jemma handles the Fashion in Film pages and the Men's catwalk reviews.

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