Think pink, think punk
fashion exhibition /
It has been called the most divisive of colours. “Please, sisters, back away from the pink,” wrote Petula Dvorak in The Washington Post when she learned that thousands of protesters were planning to wear pink pussyhats at the Women’s March of 2017; she felt that the issues facing women were serious and that “cute” pink risked trivialising these issues. Yet attitudes towards pink are changing, and the colour is increasingly regarded as cool and androgynous. Pink:
The History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Color at the Museum at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology, organised by director and chief curator Valerie Steele, features more than 80 ensembles from the 18th century to the present, with examples by designers and brands such as Elsa Schiaparelli, Christian Dior, Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons and Alessandro Michele of Gucci. September 7, 2018–January 5, 2019.