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Pink Symposium: Dr. Valerie Steele “Pink: The History of a Color”
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. Valerie Steele is director and chief curator of MFIT. Her current exhibition is Pink: The History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Color. She is the author or editor of numerous books, including Pink and Paris Fashion: A Cultural History.
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