Chinese couturier Guo Pei's dresses will be part of the Asian Civilisations Museum's exhibition on Chinese design in June
From omelettes to pepperoni pizzas, who could forget Rihanna's 2015 MET Gala dress that sparked a million memes? The decadently embroidered dress was not only a monumental effort to get on the red carpet but it took a mind-blowing 6,000 hours of hard work using silk, metal and 24-karat gold-spun thread.
This June, the Asian Civilisations Museum will be presenting an exhibition dedicated to Chinese design, and fittingly, Guo Pei, the Chinese coutourier behind the one-of-a-kind dress will be part of it. 'Guo Pei: Chinese Art and Couture' will feature 29 of her out-of-this-world creations exhibited alongside artworks from the museum's archive.
Guo Pei's dresses are known for being rooted in Chinese art history, imperial culture and mythology. The exhibition will showcase a few notable execptions, though, including two dresses that were directly inspired by the museum's collection. The museum revealed in an IG post that one of them references the museum's collection of Peranakan bridal outfits that were part of a travelling show on Peranakan art at the Musee Musée du quai Branly in Paris.
This exhibition might actually be the closest any of us will ever get to the MET Gala, so grab you tickets early. Tickets will be available for purchase online at ACM and SISTIC soon.