Guo Pei: Couture Fantasy

Guo Pei: Couture Fantasy

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Exhibition Catalog

Jill D'Alessandro et al. Legion of Honor, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 2022. Published in association with Yale University Press, New Haven.

266 pp. Well illustrated (chiefly col.). 33 x 26 cm. In English. Hardcover.

ISBN 9780300264258

A resplendent celebration of the spectacular fashion designs of Guo Pei, China’s first and preeminent couturier Guo Pei: Couture Fantasy is a journey into the imaginative world of Guo Pei, China’s first courtier and one of the world’s most innovative fashion designers. Guo Pei has astonished fashion audiences from Beijing to Paris for over 20 years and made headlines in the U.S. as the designer of Rihanna’s trailing yellow gown at the 2015 Met Gala. Known for dazzling designs which make the implausible possible, Guo Pei takes inspiration from sources as varied as China’s imperial heritage, European architecture, and the botanical world; she has been sought for commissions by celebrities, royalty, and the Olympics. With more than 200 color illustrations highlighting 60 of her exquisite creations, this sumptuous volume showcases the garments’ consummate craftsmanship, lavish embroidery, and unconventional dressmaking techniques, all of which are hallmarks of Guo Pei’s work. In addition to its visual splendor, the book features a Q&A with the designer, a facsimile sketchbook, and a chronology tracing her career from its start at the Beijing Industrial School of Design to celebrated couturier.

Subject Headings: Asian Art (Western Style) ; Non-Western in a Western Style ; Western Art -- China -- Post-1945 ; Post-1970 ; Post-1990 ; Post-2000 -- Costume/Fashion -- Decorative Arts and Design ; Women Artists --

Artist(s): Guo Pei

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