Morris W. and Fannie B. Haft Theater
Marvin Feldman Center, Second Floor
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.
This event was recorded. Videos of each speakers presentations will be made available to watch on The Museum at FIT's YouTube Channel.
Dr. Valerie Steele, “Pink: The History of a Color”
Dr. Deborah Nadoolman Landis, “Panavision in Pink: Deceptively Demure”
Dr. Dominique Grisard, “In the Pink of Things: Gender, Sexuality, and Color”
Barbara Nemitz, “Pink: The Exposed Color”
Tanya Melendez-Escalante, “Mexican Rose”
Dr. Masafumi Monden, "The Color of the Day: Many Shades of Pink in Japan"
Dr. Regina Lee Blaszczyk, “Pink Predictions”
Elena Romero and Monica L. Miller, “Pink in African American Music and Culture”
Pink, the fall 2018 MFIT Fashion Symposium, has been made possible thanks to the generosity of the Couture Council of The Museum at FIT, Mary Kay Cosmetics, the Coby Foundation, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Additional funding has been provided by the FIT Student-Faculty Corporation.