Guo Pei Exhibit Mixes Imperial, Contemporary Style at SCAD FASH

"Guo Pei: Couture Beyond" is on view through March 4, 2018.
This landmark exhibition presents more than 30 of Guo Pei’s grandest, most dramatic gowns from the past decade, alongside a selection of her prêt-à-porter dresses and jackets. Photo courtesy of Savannah College of Art and Design.

Known to most Americans for the yellow 50-pound cape that Rihanna wore to the 2015 Met Gala, Guo Pei’s work transcends ornate.

The Chinese fashion designer’s work is steeped in imperial design and tradition. She even rediscovered imperial embroidery techniques that had been suppressed during the Cultural Revolution, but her work also pushes the boundaries of contemporary fashion.

The Savannah College of Art and Design’s museum of fashion and film, SCAD FASH, is honoring the designer in their exhibition “Guo Pei: Couture Beyond,” which features more than 30 of her gowns along with accordant footwear and accessories.

Hear what SCAD FASH’s director Rafael Gomes and operations manager Rachel Evans said about the exhibit and Guo Pei’s career in a recent interview with Lois Reitzes on our partner news station, WABE.

In the meantime enjoy these photos of the exhibit, which is on view at the museum on SCAD Atlanta’s campus through March 2018.

 

The exhibit is on view at SCAD FASH.
“Guo Pei: Couture Beyond” is on view at the museum on SCAD Atlanta’s campus through March 2018. Photo courtesy of Savannah College of Art and Design.
Guo Pei is known to most Americans for the yellow 50-pound cape that Rihanna wore to the 2015 Met Gala, which is featured in the exhibit. Photo courtesy of Savannah College of Art and Design.
“Guo Pei: Couture Beyond” includes complete looks replete with accordant footwear and accessories. Photo courtesy of Savannah College of Art and Design.
The exhibit is at SCAD FASH through March 4, 2018.
Guo Pei is said to invoke ideas of history and mythology through intricate details in her pieces. Photo courtesy of Savannah College of Art and Design.

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