Costumes worn by Katharine Hepburn throughout her glittering Hollywood career have gone on display at a special exhibition in New York City.

The iconic actress kept many of the clothes she wore onscreen and her personal collection has now formed a new exhibit at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in Manhattan.

The exhibition, titled Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen, features more than 40 items including outfits from some of her most famous films such as The Philadelphia Story and Long Day's Journey Into Night.

The costumes will be on display until 12 January (13).