Guo Pei: Couture Beyond will take your breath away with its exquisite designs stitched with east meets west opulence and ingenuity.
The fashion exhibit is currently on display at the Vancouver Art Gallery until January 20, 2019.
It showcases more than forty pieces of Chinese designer Guo Pei’s impressive and lavishly embellished designs.
Yellow Gown that Spun a Media Storm
Guo’s haute couture seamlessly marry modern design with traditional grandeur.
One of her iconic pieces is her stunning imperial yellow cape featuring a five-metre train made with 55 pounds of embroidered silk.
Metal thread, silk and 24-karat-gold-spun thread, silk bows and fox fur adorned the cape famously known as the “Omelette Dress”.
The yellow cape sparked a social media storm when famed recording artist Rihanna wore it to the 2015 Met Gala.
Through her work, Guo aims to capture the magnificence of China’s last imperial dynasty, the Qing Empire (1644—1912) and revive long-lost traditional craft practices.
In the 2018 documentary, Yellow is Forbidden, director Pietra Bretkelly follows Guo Pei during her preparation for the spring/summer 2017 show at the La Conciergerie in Paris.