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Fashion Culture programs are organized by The Museum at FIT to provide new perspectives on the culture of fashion.
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headshot of Sheryl Adkins-Green, Luis Casco, Karen Young and Kate Green
Photo: Luis Casco, Sheryl Adkins-Green, Kate Greene, and Karen Young courtesy of Mary Kay Inc.                        
Pink in Cosmetics

Luis Casco, Sheryl Adkins-Green, Kate Greene, and Karen Young
This event will be broadcast live online.

Thursday, December 13 | 6 pm 
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center

Join us for a panel on the importance of the color pink in the world of cosmetics. Moderator Sheryl Adkins-Green, Chief Marketing Officer for Mary Kay Cosmetics, will be joined by Luis Casco, Mary Kay Global Beauty Ambassador and celebrity makeup artist; Kate Greene, Vice President for Communications and Creative Direction at Givaudan; and Karen Young, FIT adjunct professor and founder of The Young Group. This panel is organized in conjunction with the exhibition Pink: The History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Color.  Light refreshments will be served.



Pink sympsoium brochure cover image: back view of black sheath dress with large "Paris rose" satin bow and title printed in pink
Photograph: Yves Saint Laurent, black sheath dress with “Paris rose” satin bow, Paris haute couture collection, 1983. Gilles Tapie/ELLE/Scoop © Fondation Pierre Bergé - Yves Saint Laurent, Paris.
Pink Symposium

Friday, October 19, 10 am - 5 pm
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.

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Talk & Tours

tunic and pants in shades of pink and metallic, and floral jacquard
Photo: Rei Kawakubo for Comme des Garçons, ensemble, synthetic and cotton, fall 2016, Japan.
Pink: The History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Color

Wednesday, December 5 | 11 am - SOLD OUT

Special Exhibitions Gallery

Pink has been called the most divisive of colors, yet attitudes are changing, and pink is increasingly regarded as cool and androgynous. Featuring approximately 80 ensembles from the eighteenth century to the present, this exhibition reveals the variety and power of pink in selections by Elsa Schiaparelli, Christian Dior, Comme des Garçons, and many more.

Talk and Tours begin in the museum lobby. Reservations are required.