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A Conversation with Guo Pei

May 25, 2022, 5:00 pm
model wearing an elaborate gold couture dress

Guo Pei, Elysium, Spring-Summer 2018. Photography by Lian Xu, courtesy the artist.

Join us as fashion designer Guo Pei reflects on the inspiration and craftsmanship behind the pieces featured in the Legion of Honor’s new exhibition Guo Pei: Couture Fantasy.

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About the Speaker

Guo Pei is China’s most renowned couturier. For over 20 years, she has been dressing celebrities, royalty, and political elite. Born in 1967, she started sewing at a very young age and quickly developed a passion for dressmaking. In 1986, she graduated at the top of her class from the Beijing Second Light Industry School, and about a decade later she launched her own label and atelier, Rose Studio. In 2015, she became the second native Chinese member of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture, the chief governing body of the high fashion industry. A year later, she was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People.

About the Series

This event is part of Virtual Wednesdays, a weekly YouTube broadcast bringing you unique viewpoints exploring diversity, resilience, and creative spirit in the arts that reframe our exhibitions and collections. View upcoming Virtual Wednesdays programs.

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This is a free online event. No registration required.

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