Tuesday, August 7, 2012

ROLE REVERSAL

"who saw you coming?" 3 x 3 inches, acrylic on photopaper.

I found a very interesting article explaining the relatively new idea of gender specific clothing colors. Here is an excerpt:
For example, a June 1918 article from the trade publication Earnshaw's Infants' Department said, “The generally accepted rule is pink for the boys, and blue for the girls. The reason is that pink, being a more decided and stronger color, is more suitable for the boy, while blue, which is more delicate and dainty, is prettier for the girl.” Other sources said blue was flattering for blonds, pink for brunettes; or blue was for blue-eyed babies, pink for brown-eyed babies, according to Paoletti.
Smithsonian: When did girls start wearing pink? by Jeanne Maglaty
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