What is this?

dustpan-thumbOur newest exhibit, Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen, showcases over 40 costumes form Hepburn’s illustrious film and stage career. “What is this?” posts will highlight an object from the exhibit and explore its background every other week. What is this object? What is the story behind it?

IMG_2922This costume was worn by Katharine Hepburn in the 1962 film, Long Day’s Journey Into Night. The film was directed by Sidney Lumet and the costume design was by Sophie Devine of Motley. The film, based on Eugene O’Neill’s autobiographical play, depicts the Tyrone family’s downward spiral into addiction, disease, and their own haunted pasts over the course of the day. Hepburn was nomiated for an Academy Award for portraying the drug-addicted mother, Mary Tyrone. Jason Robards plays one of her sons.

Learn how to incorporate Hepburn’s style into your wardrobe with the help of fashion experts from Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets and models from Miss Connecticut as they bring Kate Couture from the screen to the catwalk. With refreshments and a visit to the Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen exhibit, it is a perfect Mother’s Day weekend outing. And don’t forget to buy a raffle ticket to win great prizes from Saybrook Point Inn and Spa, Ann Taylor, Hartford Stage, and more!

Kate Couture: A Hepburn-Inspired Fashion Show will take place on Saturday May 10 at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased here.

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