2016-09-28 | Press Excerpt from OBSERVER.COM
On September 28, OBSERVER.COM published an article titled "Why Guo Pei is China's Best Export". Here is an excerpt.
"On a crisp, cold morning, fashion designer Guo Pei spoke to an intimate gathering in the Waterfall Mansion and Gallery. She sat before a glass wall, behind which was a two-story room with a waterfall cascading into a shallow geometric pool. In front of the pool, stood a mannequin wearing the famous canary yellow dress worn by Rihanna to the 2015 Met gala.
That dress, and the subsequent media attention surrounding Rihanna’s grand entrance, propelled Guo Pei into fashion fame, putting her on track to becoming the first Chinese designer to become a guest member of the Chambre de Syndicale de la Haute Couture, showing at Paris Couture Week this past January. And it culminated in the China Institute Blue Cloud Gala, in honor of its 90th anniversary, where Guo Pei was one of the honorees.
Guo Pei and her husband Jack at the Blue Cloud Gala.Julienne Schaer for China Institute
For almost an hour, she answered questions put forward by Yue-Sai Kan, a philanthropist and trustee of the China Institute who introduced Guo Pei to New York. “Nobody knew Guo Pei,” she told me later. “And they asked if I was sure I wanted to bring her over here.” I said, ‘Yes, I’m sure! Guo Pei is very talented designer.’” The talk finished with a stellar fashion show of the designer’s creations."