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GUO PEI

Guo Pei is a Chinese designer born in 1967 at the end of the Chinese Cultural Revolution. She graduated in 1986 from the Beijing School of Industrial Fashion Design and began her career in Chinese textiles before moving on to designing her own line in May 1997. Inspired by a dead rose, her couture vision can be summarised within the duality of ‘lost glory’ and ‘the essence of luxury’. Rose Studio is not only a couture house, but is also very much like an art gallery. Within its walls exists a culture of elegance, romance, and a passion for precision tailoring. Rose studio is also famed for its exquisite embroidery.

 

Drawing inspiration through more than 4,000 years of China's history, Guo's ideas are transformed into couture reality by over 400 craftsmen trained by the designer herself. The craftsmanship and intricacy of her designs can require over 50,000 man-hours to complete. Guo's most notable show, “The Legend of the Dragon,” took nearly three years of preparation before premiering in Beijing in 2012. She has dressed China’s biggest stars such as Zhang Ziyi and Fan Bingbing, and also designed costumes for the Beijing Olympics. Guo Pei was awarded the title of “China Top Ten Fashion Designer” and continuously plays an important part in the China Fashion Association (CFA).

 

Guo's landmark moment occurred in 2015 at the Met Ball, where she dressed Rihanna to much global acclaim. She was also a key feature of the Metropolitan Museum’s exhibition – “China Through the Looking Glass”. As a consequence of her couture work, Guo Pei was named an invited member of La Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture in November 2015 and first presented on the official Haute Couture week calendar in January 2016.

 

ACCOLADES 

  • Time Magazine Top 100 Most Influential People, 2016

  • Invited Member La Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture, 2015

  • China’s Top 10 Designers, 1995

  • China’s Top 5 Designers, 1996/1997

  • Award of Famous Chinese Female Who Leads to New Lifestyle by China Women Organization, 2007

  • The 100 Most Creative People In Business

  • New Names for International Couturier Extraordinaire