SCAD FASH: GUO PEI – COUTURE BEYOND
SCAD presents the first U.S. solo museum exhibition of designs by China’s most illustrious couturière, Guo Pei, the first Chinese national fashion designer invited to join the prestigious Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture. Presented in Atlanta and Savannah, this landmark exhibition features more than 40 of Guo Pei’s most exquisite designs, including accessories and signature masterpieces, such as the now-iconic imperial yellow cape worn by Rihanna to the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala in 2015 — a seminal moment that introduced Guo Pei to America’s fashion cognoscenti.
This landmark exhibition, on view Sept. 7, 2017, through March 4, 2018, presents more than 40 of Guo Pei’s grandest, most dramatic couture designs from the past decade, alongside a selection of prêt-à-porter dresses and jackets, accordant footwear and accessories.
In her fantastical, unrestrained creations, Guo Pei imbues contemporary high fashion with ancient tradition, invoking history and mythology through intricate craftsmanship, opulent embroidery and sumptuous detail. Featured prominently in the exhibition is the now-iconic imperial yellow cape worn by Rihanna to the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala in 2015 — a seminal moment that introduced Guo Pei to America’s fashion cognoscenti.
For more than 20 years, Guo Pei, the first Chinese national designer invited to join the prestigious Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture, has dressed celebrities, distinguished ladies, royalty and political elite. Long heralded as a modern messenger of the country’s rich cultural heritage, Guo Pei made her Paris Fashion Week debut in January 2016 to wide critical acclaim. She has also been named one of Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” and one of The Business of Fashion’s 500 “People Shaping the Global Fashion Industry.” Her work has been covered in major international news and fashion media outlets, including Vogue, Women’s Wear Daily, The Sunday Times, Harper’s Bazaar, The New York Times, CNN and Forbes.
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