Deep purple dating game
Grace Jones, Lady Gaga, Kylie Jenner, Beyonce, Katy Perry (remember her purple hair?
In beauty, versatile purple is prevalent for eyes, lips and nails. Particularly, Rihanna in a 2017 Dior ad with gorgeous violet lips and purple-tinted sunglasses.'When you think of this color she perfectly sums up the originality, the inventiveness, the forward thinking, the non-conformity,' Pressman said.
It played a role in logos used by the women's suffrage movement of the early 1900s in Britain, lent a flash to flappers in the 1920s and has popped in paintings through history, from the seated woman's dress in 'The Pained Heart' of Pre-Raphaelite Arthur Hughes and the work of Gustav Klimt to Bauhaus modernists such as Wassily Kandinsky and on to Keith Haring and Andy Warhol.
Fast forward to Jimi Hendrix and his 'Purple Haze,' the penultimate song he played in concert on September 6, 1970, days before his death.
The 2018 color of the year follows 2017's 'Greenery,' a grassy fresh, revitalizing shade that reflected new beginnings.
The purple choice, a la Prince and the glam rock of David Bowie - both of whom died in 2016 - speaks to rebellion, finding new ways to interpret our lives and surroundings, Pressman said.Richard Wagner surrounded himself with purple when he composed and Leonardo da Vinci wrote that meditation and prayer were '10 times more powerful if done while sitting in the violet light, shining through a stained glass window'.