With Barbie, the movie, Hollywood’s darling Greta Gerwig has succeeded in making us all looking at the world through rose-tinted glasses. It wouldn’t be the first time that this particular hue takes the world by storm, though.
Fun fact, originally, pink was considered a virile colour, used exclusively by men. Until Madame de Pompadour, that is… The official mistress of King Louis XV, and arbiter elegantiarum of the court at Versailles, fell in love with it, making it the epitome and signifier of femininity. Then, Elsa Schiaparelli invented shocking pink, her signature colour, which she described as “life-giving, like all the light and the birds and the fish in the world put together.” Then came Marylin Monroe singing about diamonds in a stunning floor-length pink satin gown, while Brigitte Bardot was fleeing the paparazzi in the streets of Saint Tropez, dressed in pink gingham… However, the true queen of pink is the one and only Barbie!
So, now that Barbiemania is catching on and filling us with pink fever, we are going with the flow. At Invisible Collection too, we think pink: here is our Barbie edit of designer furniture that is fantastic but not in plastic. Enjoy!