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FIT - Pink: The History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Color & Flatiron Hall
We have been attending the FIT exhibits for several years now and everyone looks forward to the diverse fashions and accessories shown here. We will be viewing one exhibit today in the Special Exhibitions Gallery: Pink: The History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Color explores the changing significance of the color pink over the past three centuries. Pink is popularly associated with little girls, ballerinas, Barbie dolls, and all things feminine. Yet the symbolism and significance of pink have varied greatly across time and space. The stereotype of pink-for-girls versus blue-for-boys may be ubiquitous today, but it only gained traction in the mid-twentieth century. In the eighteenth century, when Madame de Pompadour helped make pink fashionable at the French court, it was perfectly appropriate for a man to wear a pink suit, just as a woman might wear a pink dress. In cultures such as India, men never stopped wearing pink. Yet anyone studying pink comes up against “the color’s inherent ambivalence.” One of “the most divisive of colors,” pink provokes strong feelings of both “attraction and repulsion.” “Please sisters, back away from the pink,” wrote one journalist, responding to the pink pussy hats worn at the Women’s March. Some people think pink is pretty, sweet, and romantic, while others associate it with childish frivolity or flamboyant vulgarity. In recent years, however, pink has increasingly been interpreted as cool, androgynous, and political. Featuring approximately 80 ensembles from the eighteenth century to the present, this exhibition reveals the variety and power of pink in selections by Elsa Schiaparelli, Christian Dior, Comme des Garçons, and many more. This exhibit was curated by Dr. Valerie Steele, Director of The Museum at FIT. ***You can view the exhibit at your own pace and wait for us on the lobby benches before we leave for lunch. ***FIT is FREE and open to the public. ***You can PHOTOGRAPH the clothing but are NOT ALLOWED to touch any of the items. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- LUNCH Flatiron Hall 38 W 26th St (off 6th Ave) (646)[masked] Here is their all day menu: *Customers rave about their food and service. They have some unique food selections that I think everyone will enjoy. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SUBWAY (Please check PRIOR to Saturday AND that morning for train changes/advisories which always happen every weekend) 1, N, or R to the 28th Street Station - Walk 6 minutes to FIT at 27th/7th Ave A, C, E, F, to the 23rd Street Station - Walk 8 minutes to FIT at 27th/7th Ave MEETUP FEE: $3.00 to help defray the cost of maintaining the group. PERFUME ALLERGY: Please REFRAIN from wearing perfume. Thanks for your understanding

The Museum at FIT

7th Avenue at 27th Street · New York, NY

Respond by: 11/30/2018
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