Pink Exhibition reflection
This is a well structured Christian Dior Man’s suit. Designer Kim Jones designed this suit. I think pink is an elegant color no matter for men or women. I think the belt makes this suit very appropriate in pink. It has traditional clean tailoring feeling from Dior, at the same time, very delicate. My interpretation is pretty similar to this suit’s owner’s idea. Just like him (Hamish Bowies) mentioned in the description :“ I love the archive Dior reference and the fact that it seemed like an elegant contemporary take on Jay Gatsby’s famed pink suit.”1 This color makes this suit very difference. I remember in the reading form Fashion and Culture studies, Susan. B. Kaiser mentioned that Pink used to be the color for the boy, and blue was the color for a girl. I think this piece explains this idea perfectly. The meaning of a color changes through time, just like said by the curator of this exhibition:” The symbolism and significance of pink have varied greatly across time and space.” 2
Today, this suit as a modern interpretation for pink is really challenging and persuasive, in my opinion. Since this color is harmonious with the suit and “it against ‘the color’s inherent ambivalence.’ “3
1.”Exhibition: Pink: The History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Color,” FIT, New York
2.”Exhibition: Pink: The History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Color – Opens,” FIT Newsroom. November 17, 2017. Accessed November 19, 2018. https://news.fitnyc.edu/event/exhibition-pink-the-history-of-a-punk-pretty-powerful-color-opens/.