A new exhibit called Pink just opened at the Museum at FIT in New York City, and Cañada fashion department team member Shana McCracken was there. Here is some of what she saw and learned:

This floral gown by an unknown designer is in a shade of pink typical of the 1950s.
Elsa Schiaparelli launched her signature Shocking Pink in 1936. The color continues to be a hallmark of the brand today. (Silk chiffon gown, fall 2015-16)
These days we take it as a given that blue is for boys, while pink is for girls. But it wasn’t always that way. In the first third of the 20th century, the cultural norm was the reverse. (Girl’s linen dress, 1930-35)
The thought-provoking exhibit explores the “pinkification” of little girls in the modern era.
Men wear pink too!
Both men and women of the aristocratic class wore pink during the 18th century.
Spaniards are used to seeing male bullfighters in pink capes.
Not always the demure hue it seems to be, many have proven over the centuries that pink can actually be punk.

And speaking of pink … pink banners and bows will lead you to Artistry in Fashion, coming up Saturday, September 29th! Mark your calendar now!

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