Katharine Hepburn’s legacy graced NY runway

By , on February 15, 2017

One of Burch's designs. (Photo: Tory Burch/Facebook)
One of Burch’s designs. (Photo: Tory Burch/Facebook)

American multimillionaire and fashion designer Tory Burch paid homage to  silver screen icon, Katharine Hepburn, at New York Fashion Week during Valentine’s Day.

The Katharine Hepburn collection featured designs for the elegant, powerful modern-day woman, and also boasts the unique 1950’s fashion aesthetic.

The show was held at the Whitney Museum of American Art, where she also delighted guests by giving out love poems.

“To me she is a hero,” she told Agence France-Presse (AFP) while standing behind an image of the female icon.

“I think she personifies powerful women in a way, she was very irreverent and outspoken and did it with such grace”.

The designer also expressed the timeliness of launching her new collection as she had been “greatly” affected by the Women’s March following Trump’s inauguration earlier this year.

“It was something that takes your breath away,” she said, “I think that it’s bigger than what it became about, because women are half the population, it should be equal rights, equal pay… it should be a given, not a favor.”

In fact she is gearing up for a Women’s Day campaign on March 8.

Since her introduction to stardom in 2005, Burch’s clothes have been worn by many A-list celebrities including the Duchess of Cambridge.