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Couturier Guo Pei to exhibit Met Gala gown and Chinese bridal outfits in Singapore

Most well known for the opulent yellow cape Rihanna wore at the 2015 Met Gala, Chinese haute couturier Guo Pei will be showcasing 29 of her most iconic embroidered masterworks at the Asian Civilisations Museum.
 

Most of you might remember Chinese haute couturier Guo Pei as the designer behind Rihanna's iconic and extraordinary yellow fur-trimmed cape for the 2015 Met Gala. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Beijing-born Guo, 52, is one of, if not the most notable Chinese couturiers to date (thanks to the global recognition that came with the pop singer sporting her yellow cape), and is known for her extravagant and almost-theatrical couture aesthetic - think rich embroideries, floral appliqués and ornate embellishments.

 She will be showcasing 29 of her most iconic embroidered masterworks, alongside 20 Chinese art masterpieces from the Asian Civilisations Museum's collection, in an exhibition called Guo Pei: Chinese Art & Couture that opens from 15 June. 

And it also includes traditional Chinese wedding outfits that, in fact, drew inspiration by artworks in the Singapore National Collection.

 

Among them is a kua, inspired by one of ACM's collection of Peranakan bridal outfits during a travelling show on Peranakan art at the Musée du quai Branly in Paris.

See also: THE CHINESE WEDDING KUA: 3 THINGS TO KNOW

 

And yes, if you were wondering, that majestic cape that that went viral as the 'omelette dress' will also be on display in Asia for the first time. 

See also: 6 SIGNIFICANT CHINESE WEDDING TRADITIONS COUPLES NEED TO KNOW

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