July 05, 2012


magenta |məˈjentə|nouna light purplish red that is one of the primary subtractive colors, complementary to green.
ORIGIN mid 19th cent.: named after Magenta in northern Italy, site of a battle (1859) fought shortly before the dye (of bloodlike color) was discovered.
Marchesa's magenta dresses:

 Magenta dresses by Elie Saab:

 Oscar de la Renta's magenta:

 Temperley London ruffle sleeve magenta dress:
Richard Nicoll's magenta dress:
Credits: vogue.it