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The infamous backless sweaterdress, as seen on Natassja Kinski (and practically a character unto itself) in Wim Wenders’ Paris, Texas (1984)

Perhaps it was Jeremy Scott’s Spring Barbie girls, but pink presently looms large in our minds. Powderpuff, rose, or fuchsia, it’s a color with an unduly earned bad rap. And while Scott’s bubblegum romp may be top of mind, some of our most beloved pink sartorial coups occurred not on the runways, but on the big screen. We’ve rounded up six of our favorites—Gentleman Prefer Blondes and Grease having been disqualified for their sheer ubiquity—for purposes of eye candy and weekend-watching inspo.


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Tilda Swinton dons feathers as Lady Ottoline Morrell in Wittgenstein, Derek Jarman’s 1993 film about the title philosopher.


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Girl from the wrong side of the tracks meets moneyed boy, makes own prom dress: 1986’s Pretty in Pink.


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Shirley MacLaine, a vision in pink in 1964’s What a Way to Go! (young Paul Newman not pictured).


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Jilted (and armed) ex-wife Lucía in Pedro Almodóvar’s Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988).


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“Think pink,” the credo of Kay Thompson’s Vreeland-esque magazine editor in Funny Face.

—Kristin Anderson,

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