Pink Symposium: Dr. Deborah Nadoolman Landis “Panavision in Pink: Deceptively Demure”

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Pink Symposium: Dr. Deborah Nadoolman Landis “Panavision in Pink: Deceptively Demure”


The Museum at FIT presented Pink, its twentieth academic symposium. This symposium explored the significance of the color pink in fashion, art, and culture. Pink provokes exceptionally strong feelings of both attraction and repulsion, yet it is increasingly being regarded as cool and androgynous, powerful and political. Topics included the significance of pink clothing in western and non-western cultures (including India, Africa, Mexico, and Japan), the role of pink in eighteenth-century portraiture, associations of pink with politics, gender, and sexuality, and the use of pink in cinema.
Dr. Deborah Nadoolman Landis is an Academy Award-nominated costume designer, historian, and founding director and chair of the David C. Copley Center for Costume Design at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. She is the author of many books, including Hollywood Costume (Abrams), the catalogue of her groundbreaking 2012 exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.


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