The Philadelphia Story (1940)

1940s Fashion in Films Hepburn

Copyright © 1940 Warner Bros

One of Manolo Blahnik’s favourite black and white movies, The Philadelphia story tells the tale of a sophisticated society lady about to marry until a last minute twist of events causes a change of heart.

Katherine Hepburn, a style icon for all women to this day, wears an array of desirable dresses, from her beautiful gingham 3 tiered maxi skirt to the glamorous pleated evening dress she wore in the Broadway production; we can still see derivations of these iconic pieces in fashion today.


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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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