A fashion film by Olivier Ronot & Nicolas Gregorieff
The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)
presents the first U.S. solo museum exhibition of designs by eminent Chinese fashion
designer Guo Pei, on display at the SCAD FASH Museum of
Fashion + Film, Atlanta, Georgia.
In her fantastical, unrestrained creations, Guo Pei imbues contemporary high fashion with ancient tradition, invoking history and mythology through intricate craftsmanship
and avant-garde silhouettes rife with symbolism.
This landmark exhibition features
more than 30 of Guo Pei’s most exquisite gowns, accordant footwear and accessories,
including the now-iconic imperial yellow cape worn by Rihanna to the Metropolitan
Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala in 2015 — a seminal moment that introduced Guo Pei to America’s fashion cognoscenti.
In concert with the exhibition, SCAD is collaborating with alumni to produce a major monograph celebrating Guo Pei’s spectacular oeuvre. The book, the first to focus solely on Guo Pei, is set to feature captivating new and archival images of the designer’s work and offer insight into her remarkable career and global significance as an artist. The volume will be published by Skira Rizzoli.
“Guo Pei’s work vibrates with femininity, surprise, marvel and qì,” said SCAD President
and Founder Paula Wallace. “The thousands of hours committed to each garment remain evident in details highlighted by careful photography. This book presents a tableau of her resplendent work: expansive, celestial and as glittering as the cosmos.”