Guo Pei: Couture Beyond

The Vancouver Art Gallery will be unveiling Guo Pei: Couture Beyond, the first Canadian exhibition devoted to the work of Guo Pei, China’s preeminent couturière. This mid-career survey features more than forty complete looks from Guo Pei’s most iconic runways from 2006 to 2017. In her theatrical, extravagant creations, Guo Pei combines contemporary aesthetics, production methods and materials with ancient tradition, evoking Chinese history and mythology in her craft techniques, fabric selection and imagery. The exhibition provides a comprehensive overview of her evolution as a designer as well as her contribution to global fashion culture.

Oct. 13, 2018 – Jan. 20, 2019

Vancouver Art Gallery

https://www.vanartgallery.bc.ca/the_exhibitions/exhibit_guopei.html

Fashion designer Guo Pei speaks at the Media Preview for Guo Pei: Couture Beyond at the Vancouver Art Gallery on October 11, 2018. The exhibition is on view October 13, 2018 to January 20, 2019.| Photo by Denis Bouvier.

The imperial yellow cape from Guo Pei’s One Thousand and Two Nights collection (2010)| Photo by Denis Bouvier.

The imperial yellow cape from Guo Pei’s One Thousand and Two Nights collection (2010)| Photo by Denis Bouvier.

Garment from Guo Pei’s Samsara Collection (2006)| Photo by Denis Bouvier.

Garment from Guo Pei’s Samsara Collection (2006)| Photo by Denis Bouvier.

Garment from Guo Pei’s collection An Amazing Journey in a Childhood Dream (2008)| Photo by Denis Bouvier.

Garment from Guo Pei’s One Thousand and Two Nights collection (2010)| Photo by Denis Bouvier.

Garment from Guo Pei’s One Thousand and Two Nights collection (2010)| Photo by Denis Bouvier.

Garment from Guo Pei’s One Thousand and Two Nights collection (2010)| Photo by Denis Bouvier.

Garment from Guo Pei’s Legend collection (2017)| Photo by Denis Bouvier.

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