The Chinese haute couturier Guo Pei celebrated in NY
Today, Monday, September 26, the China Institute is celebrating Chinese haute couturier Guo Pei. The designer who has dressed actresses Fan Bingbing and Zhang Ziyi as well as Rihanna at the Met Gala in 2015 was honoured at a small, exclusive breakfast hosted by the China Institute at the Waterfall Mansion and Gallery at 170 East 80th Street in New York City.
Born in Beijing in 1967, Guo Pei founded her own fashion brand in 1997 after becoming chief designer at one of Beijing’s first independently owned clothing companies. Guo’s had her work exhibited at the Costume Institute’s China: Through the Looking Glass exhibit at the Met in 2015 and she was also named one of the World’s 100 Most Influential People by Time Magazine. Guo said, “With my designs, I aim to express elements of Chinese culture through the language of fashion. I am honoured to partner with the China Institute to grow American awareness and understanding of my home country China.”