Few colors come with as much baggage as pink, the signature color of Barbie, Steel Magnolias-era Julia Roberts and sorority girls everywhere. But the hue is getting a high-style makeover. Dialed down to its palest, most powdery tones, pink has dominated the spring/summer runways of design houses like Carolina Herrera, Alexander McQueen and Jason Wu.

Making its evolution official: Along with Serenity (a washed-out sky blue), Rose Quartz was named one of Pantone’s two colors of 2016.

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