Remember Rihanna’s iconic Imperial yellow cape worn to the Met Gala in 2015? So do we. This is your chance to take a closer look at the immaculate detail that went into its creation.
On September 7, SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film will premiere Chinese couturière Guo Pei’s inaugural U.S. solo exhibition. With over 30 of Pei’s most monumental works from the past decade on display, the exhibition will provide a detailed look at the designer’s trajectory. And included in the curated selection are pieces from the label’s prêt-à-porter.
And, yes, Rihanna’s Met Gala cape gown will be on display in all its imperial golden glory.
According to a press release from SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film, the Savannah campus will have a smaller complementing exhibition in the Pei Ling Chan Gallery opening on October 27, 2017.
In further complement to the exhibition, a monograph on Pei’s career is expected to be released in December. It will be the first book focused solely on Guo Pei as a designer and eminence, and it will discuss the artist’s impact and significance in contemporary times. And on display at the SCAD FASH Film Salon will be a movie on the same subject.
International superstar fashion artist Guo Pei is in a league of her own,” said SCAD president and founder Paula Wallace.
Superstar is the right term— Pei made history as the first Chinese national designer to on the “Invited Members” list and to join the prestigious Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture, debuting her first official couture collection in January 2016.
Although the pieces cannot be touched, scrutinizing such magnificent displays of artisanal technique will still be a one in a lifetime opportunity. The exhibition runs until March 4, 2018.
Written by Anthony O’Baner
Cover image courtesy of SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film