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Pink Symposium: Dr. Regina Lee Blaszczyk “Pink Predictions”
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. Regina Lee Blaszczyk is professor of business history and leadership chair in the history of business and society at the University of Leeds in the UK. She is the author or editor of 12 books on the history of design, fashion, color, and consumer society, including Thee Fashion Forecasters: A Hidden History of Color and Trend Prediction; Bright Modernity: Color, Commerce, and Consumer Culture; and The Color Revolution.
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