Love it or hate it, the pink flamingo lives on.
From its origin as a 1950’s lawn ornament to its current status as a funky fashion statement (think pink flamingo yoga pants, lamps, wallpaper, etc.) pink flamingo style has evolved.
The pink flamingo is even part of a Smithsonian Collection at the National Museum of American History.
Read on for an interesting tale of its journey from inelegant decor to pop culture kitsch.
John Waters’ childhood yard was an exercise in good taste. His mother, the president of a local garden club, cultivated burgeoning flowerbeds and precise hedges. In their buttoned-up Maryland suburb, lawn ornaments of any kind, let alone plastic pink flamingos, were anathema. One house down the street had a fake wishing well and that was painful enough. read more at smithsonianmag.com