What is Guo Pei known for?
Guo Pei (Chinese: 郭培; pinyin: Guō Péi, Mandarin pronunciation: [ku̯ó pʰěɪ̯], born 1967) is a Chinese fashion designer. She is best known for designing dresses for Chinese celebrities, and in America for Rihanna’s trailing yellow gown at the 2015 Met Ball.
What techniques does Guo Pei use?
Her signature three-dimensional embroidery techniques conjure up animal and insect motifs – from the monkeys of Aesop’s Fables to the snake which lured Eve to steal the forbidden fruit. Guo Pei said: “I am very pleased to be the featured designer of V&A’s Fashion in Motion 20th anniversary show.
What inspires Guo Pei?
Guo Pei is China’s most renowned couturier. In the world of Guo Pei, fabric, shape and texture resonate with meaning. Inspired by fairy tales, legends and even military history, every creation tells a story and is a canvas for artistic expression, bringing beauty, romance and the designer’s imagination to life.
How did Guo Pei get noticed?
In 2015 she shot to global fame when singer Rihanna wore the designer’s now famous Yellow Empress cape to the Met Gala’s “China: Through the Looking Glass” ball.
What Colours does Guo Pei use?
Symbols of tradition are dyed with a bright colour palette, again alluded to by Guo Pei with this figure so typical of Chinese imagery. Blacks, greens, golds, silvers, and reds work together to dye lamés and brocades full of elegance and sinuosity, turning women into free and spiritual creatures.
What fabrics does Guo Pei use?
In her intricate embroidery, Guo utilizes varying forms of silk, from threads to fabric. Silk was first developed in China 6,000 years ago, and its demand fueled the creation of ancient trade routes, collectively called the Silk Road. This initiated an unprecedented cultural exchange of art, science and technology.
Where was Guo Pei born?
Haidian District, Beijing, China
Guo Pei/Place of birth
How do you pronounce the Chinese name Guo?
Guo should pronounced “Gore”, for example, and Sun should be pronounced “Soon”. Zhou should be pronounced similar to “Joe” and Xie should be pronounced similar to the English word “Shear”.
How much is a Guo Pei dress?
Pei is known as China’s ‘Queen of Couture’ and this dress is very much in her wheelhouse: structured, regal and with a lot of gold. And this doesn’t come cheap, the gown is expected to go on sale for between £500,000 and £700,000 at Sotheby’s.