People tend to have very strong feelings about the color pink—many see it as predominantly girlie, reserved for babies and ballerinas, while others embrace it across genders and various ages. Through this exhibition, the Museum at FIT will showcase the history of the hue and what it has meant to cultures the world over by placing it in a historical context with Western and non-Western items of clothing. Roughly 80 ensembles from the 18th century to the present are on display, including pieces by designers like Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons and Elsa Schiaparelli.
Group of 1920s evening dresses. Courtesy, The Museum at FIT
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