Life and death are never just religious propositions or philosophical thoughts, it is also a domain which artists never stop exploring and expressing. As Guo Pei’s reputation for high-quality, bespoke designs has grown, so has her influence. Jeanne-Marie Cilento talks to the designer about her life and work. Guo’s 2016 appearance in the documentary The First Monday in May made her an emblem of Chinese fashion in both her home country and internationally. Now the Beijing native is the subject of a book, a documentary … YELLOW IS FORBIDDEN is a modern day Cinderella story where a brave, diminutive and daring heroine's dream doesn't end at the ball. With Guo Pei, Carmen Dell'Orefice, Wendi Murdoch, Philip Treacy. But she comes from China, the land of knock offs and production lines. Guo Pei is chasing her dream ? Alternate Universe. Guo Pei is the world's most renowned Chinese couture designer. Guo Pei: the Chinese designer who made Rihanna's omelette dress She went viral when a pop star wore her at the 2015 Met Gala. New Zealand director Pietra Brettkelly is debuting her latest film, a documentary on the designer Guo Pei, at the Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday.


Approaching middle-age, life and death are no longer just poetry chants. On 4 May 2015, Rihanna wore the label’s now-famous Yellow Empress gown to the Met Gala – …

It’s her 500 private clients in Asia that fund Guo Pei, the artist - her real passion. Chinese designer Guo Pei may not have even heard of Rihanna until the superstar decided she wanted to wear one of her creations to the Met Gala in 2015 (the year the theme was ‘China: Through the Looking Glass’), but she will remain forever indebted to her for imbuing one of her favourite creations—a scene-stealing gold cape—with a second life. Directed by Pietra Brettkelly.

to become the first Chinese fashion designer accepted into the exclusive and competitive world of Haute Couture. For more info visit: Will her Cinderella story end at the Met Ball? A brave designer chases the dream - to be crowned haute couture. 27K likes. Couturier Guo Pei's rise and rise continues with a new documentary film about her life, Yellow is Forbidden, that premiered at New York's Tribeca Film Festival.We take a look back at her most recent dramatic couture shows, before the new collection is launched in Paris next month.

Guo Pei’s rise to fame happened quite literally overnight. Photo: Courtesy Guo Pei Unlike Pei's runway shows, the true story of Pei as portrayed in Brettkelly's documentary isn't a fairytale. From daywear for successful businesswomen, to elegant gowns for the red carpet, to elaborate wedding gowns, or costumes for films, the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the annual CCTV New Year’s gala, Guo Pei is one of China’s most prolific designers. Guo Pei. Yellow is Forbidden review: Guo Pei's rise a ... Guo Pei's rise a portrait of perfectionism. Couturier Guo Pei takes her bow in Paris at the finale of her spectacular SS20 show. Chinese fashion designer Guo Pei, by contrast, was a relatively obscure figure for 30 years until she made headlines worldwide for designing a stunning hand-made yellow gown with a 16-foot-long (4.9-metre-long) train worn by Rihanna to the 2015 Metropolitan Museum … Guo Pei, the house, was born during the Cultural Revolution in China and took off after she became the go-to designer for wealthy wives of leaders in the Communist Party.