If early fall's exhibitions were all about the boys, the fall/winter shows are all about the girls. But not just any girls, mind you.
Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center (New York): Organized by the Kent State University Museum, this exhibition defines Hepburn's legendary style using her own words. The show pairs more than 40 of Hepburn's costumes alongside her letters, scripts and research notes, the latter of which are part of the Library's collection. (Hepburn's on- and off-stage clothes were acquired by the Kent State University Museum after her death in 2003.) The items are on view through January 12, 2013.
Marilyn at the The Salvatore Ferragamo Museum (Florence): Salvatore Ferragamo, the "shoemaker of dreams," has been a favorite of Hollywood's golden girls for decades. This exhibition focuses on Ferragamo's most famous client, Marilyn Monroe, who wore the designer's four-inch heels around the clock both on and off set. (In fact, she is often credited with making the pumps world famous.) On view are 50 of Monroe's outfits, which include many of her favorite Ferragamos. The exhibition, which commemorates the 50th anniversary of Monroe's death, closes on January 28, 2013.