Think pink, think punk

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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.

fit­nyc.edu; #his­to­ry­of­pink

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