If you’re looking to gain some creative inspiration for the coming year, there is no better place than the Vancouver Art Gallery.
Hosting its first-ever fashion-focused exhibition since October of last year, it is now your last week to catch the exquisite designs of Guo Pei, China’s foremost couturière and the only Chinese national designer invited to join Paris’ prestigious Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture.
She’s kind of a big deal.
The exhibit, which has been described by visitors as luxurious, breath-taking, and “the most beautiful form of wearable artwork”, showcases more than 40 of Guo Pei’s breathtaking designs, renowned for combining the rich aesthetic tradition of China with modern sensibilities.
Don’t miss the star of the show — the mesmerizing imperial yellow cape made from fifty-five pounds of embroidered silk with a five-meter train. Yes, the one Rihanna wore to the Met Gala in 2015, taking 50,000 hours and two years to complete!
Witness the evolution of Guo Pei’s designs over the last ten years, with designs from some of her earliest collections on display. With its luxurious materials, from gold-spun thread to pearls, as well as intricate hand embroidery, you can feel the dedication that has gone into each piece — earning Guo Pei her place on Time Magazine’s list of 100 Most Influential People.
Advance tickets to the exhibition are available online now via Vancouver Art Gallery. Be sure to head over to the Gallery this week before the exhibition closes January 20. You won’t want to miss out on seeing these stunning designs from the mind of Guo Pei!
When: Now till January 20
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery – 750 Hornby Street
Price: $6.50 – $24 – Tickets available via Vancouver Art Gallery