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Garments by Guo Pei at NGV Triennial

Please join Paola di Trocchio, Acting Senior Curator, Fashion and Textiles at the NGV for a guided tour through Guo Pei’s installation which forms part of the NGV Triennial.

Guo Pei began sewing at two years of age and quickly developed a passion for dressmaking. In 1997, she launched her own atelier, Rose Studio with eveningwear designs that attracted the attention of China’s celebrities, global royalty and political elite. In 2008, Guo was selected to design the ceremonial dresses in the Beijing Olympics. Today, she employs nearly 500 skilled artisans, including 300 embroiderers and 200 patternmakers, designers and sewers and is based in Paris. From Haute Couture Week to Musee des Arts Decoratifs to the Metropolitan Museum of New York’s Costume Institute’s Gala Ball, Guo’s designs are admired and celebrated globally.

For the NGV Triennial, Guo Pei presents garments from her Legend Spring 2017 couture show presented in Paris, which was inspired by the Abbey of Saint Gallen in Switzerland.

Bookings: RSVP by 5th April to Anita Archer at vic.taasa@gmail.com, or call Anita on 0402 067 070.


10 April, 2018
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm AEST
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National Gallery of Victoria
180 St Kilda Rd
Melbourne, Victoria Australia
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