Mary Kay Inc. partnered with The Museum at FIT (MFIT) to host a scholarly panel discussion, Powerful Pink: From Cute to Confident.
The scholarly panel discussion, held at the Katie Murphy Amphitheatre on the New York City FIT campus, was in conjunction with MFIT’s special exhibition, Pink: The History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Color, which will be open to the public through January 5, 2019.
From pink makeup compacts to the iconic pink Cadillac, Mary Kay has been synonymous with the color pink for more than five decades. Earlier this fall, in celebration of company’s 55th anniversary, the global cosmetics powerhouse partnered with the fashion museum to unveil the special exhibition and honor the complex, multifaceted color while exploring its changing significance throughout history.
“We’re proud to partner with The Museum at FIT to discuss the impact and importance of pink in cosmetics, as part of its special exhibition,” said Sheryl Adkins-Green, chief marketing officer for Mary Kay Inc. “In 1963, Mary Kay Ash launched her dream company with her life savings of $5,000 because she believed in the potential of women and she believed in the power of pink!”
MFIT’s ‘Pink: The History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Color’ exhibition features clothing dating from the 18thcentury to the present that spans the pink color spectrum and includes designer brands such as Christian Dior and Gucci. As part of this fashion retrospective, the exhibit seeks to question clichés and correct popular misconceptions, such as the idea that the color pink is childish or exclusive to women.