'a testimonial to the unrivaled capabilities that are available in the Far East.' - New York Journal of Books
This richly illustrated book which accompanies an exhibition at SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film and at the Vancouver Art Gallery is the first major book on China’s leading couture visionary, Guo Pei. An exponent of artisan craftsmanship and theatrical fantasy often compared to Alexander McQueen and Sarah Burton, Guo Pei dresses Chinese state dignitaries and American celebrities alike in richly bejewelled creations of imperial opulence.
Lush photography reveals the unprecedented detail achieved through the thousands of hours committed to each garment’s workmanship, a signature of Guo Pei’s atelier. The book is not so much about haute couture but rather about the art and craft of haute couture; the ateliers, the specialized and highly specific techniques used in the creation of these haute couture garments.
- Author: Paula Wallace, President and Founder of the Savannah College of Art and Design
- Hardcover: 176 pages | 200 colour and black and white photographs
- Date published: April 2018
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-0847860661
- Product Dimensions: 31.4 x 23.5 cm