Muckety mover - Fashion’s color cabal

By Muckety

February 10, 2011 at 12:40pm
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Remember the wonderful scene in Devil Wears Prada, where Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep) lectures Andy Sachs (Anne Hathaway) about her cerulean blue sweater?

“You’re wearing a sweater that was selected for you, by the people in this room,” says Priestly.

Well, there really is a color cabal in the fashion industry, and the members have decided that this year’s top hue for women is deep teal.

As NPR reports, trends in fashion are often decided by committee, and one of the most influential is organized by Pantone.

The New Jersey company specializes in color. As Forbes wrote in 2003, “No one can own a color, but Pantone owns the standard for describing it.”

The company’s rise was driven by Lawrence Herbert and his offspring. They sold the firm to X-Rite in 2007.

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