Masks are required for all visitors regardless of vaccination status. Read our safety guidelines.

April 16, 2022September 5, 2022

Guo Pei: Couture Fantasy

Guo Pei: Couture Fantasy celebrates the extraordinary designs of Guo Pei—hailed as China's first couturier—and includes more than 80 works from the past two decades highlighting her most important collections shown on Beijing and Paris runways. Through exquisite craftsmanship, lavish embroidery, and unconventional dressmaking techniques, Guo Pei creates a fantasy that fuses the influences of China’s imperial past, decorative arts, European architecture, and the botanical world. Through her extraordinary fashions, the exhibition reveals the trajectory of Guo Pei’s career as remarkable yet emblematic of China’s emergence as a leader in the fashion world in the early twenty-first century.

Image: Guo Pei, "Elysium," Spring–Summer 2018. © Xu LIAN photography, courtesy Guo Pei.