Everyone, regardless of their preferences, can identify with the color pink. We have Barbie to thank for reigniting our interest in bright colors. From Barbie Land to the outlandish fashion and cosmetics sequences, everything in the upcoming film directed by Greta Gerwig and starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling is tinged with bright, strong tones of pink.
The off-screen phenomenon where pink clothing is more popular than other colors on TikTok and Instagram is referred to as Barbiecore. Consider girly items like pink lipstick, nail polish, and accessories. According to Mattel’s senior vice president of design for Barbie and fashion dolls, Kim Culmone: “at this time in history, what Barbie represents is something that we’re craving as a society.” In the realm of popular culture, “Barbie’s message of positivity and female empowerment is resonating.”
The group has put forth significant effort over the years to increase its diversity and openness to new members. People “feel more connected to it,” according to Culmone. This makes it so “they feel seen.” In any case, the fascination with the famous Mattel doll and her eye-catching color predates 2023. It boiled over a long time ago.
as an example? Kim Kardashian makes an indelible mark on Saturday Night Live in October 2021. Wearing a beautiful fuchsia outfit from head to toe, she celebrated this professional milestone in style. Kamala Harris, the vice president, has defended herself in a series of pink power suits since she took office in 2020. On rare occasions, people have taken the doll at face value.
A beautiful in a hot pink gown with golden blonde hair, Kacey Musgraves drove a pink convertible to the 2019 Met Gala. It’s likely that Mattel’s original girlboss influenced the early careers of celebrities like Trixie Mattel and Nicki Minaj. Angelyne, a legendary actress from Los Angeles, now lives like the characters in the 2022 Peacock TV series.
Emmy Rossum, the show’s protagonist, once declared, “I’d love to be like Barbie.” There is no discomfort for her. She won’t react to being poked or prodded in any way. How terrible would that be, exactly? However, Barbie did not always have the sunny mood we now associate with soft and pink things. Culmone asserts that when Barbie was first introduced in 1959, “she wasn’t wearing pink.”
She was wearing a striped black and white bathing suit. She completed her look with a pair of black slide sandals and gold hoop earrings to complement her crimson pout. When pink became ubiquitous in the 1970s, Barbie began wearing pink clothes and using pink accessories that year. Culmone insisted that he had planned to act this way. In her opinion, “It’s not a shy or timid pink.” It’s so powerful that it can shake the ground.
Just to be clear, pink is not and never has been a submissive hue. blue, traditionally associated with femininity, was introduced to men in the early 1900s as “a more determined and stronger color,” according to an article published in Earnshaw’s Infants’ Department journal in 1918. Blue makes the female more appealing since it suggests vulnerability.
However, by the 1940s, the color had become synonymous with a quiet, calm demeanor. Like Barbie, pink has become a symbol of power in recent years. Culmone noted that having the courage to embrace and embrace one’s gendered color is an admirable trait. “I think it’s great that Barbie is associated with the color pink because we are unabashedly empowering girls and women,” she hissed. We all know what the color pink represents: the freedom of choice for girls and women. The color pink appears to carry some weight.