Thursday, June 5, 2014

Radiant Orchid is Color of the Year

There’s a jaunty and rambling line delivered by the actress Meryl Streep, portraying a character “loosely” based on the infamously acerbic Anna Wintour, editor of Vogue. In that line, she launches into a rant that connects an incredulously broad range of social-political events with the emergence of a particular color in the fashion palette. While it may seem far-fetched, it did make for an intriguing proposition: if social-political events shape commercial color, might color also shape social-political landscapes?

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