Guo Pei is one of the most recognised names in the world of haute couture – being the second Asian designer to be invited to become a guest member of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture, after Elie Saab. A new film had just come out documenting her journey to get her work and name recognised in the world stage. The title of the film “Yellow Is Forbidden” is derived from an anecdote dating back to her childhood, when her grandmother got angry that she asked for a yellow dress because she said yellow is not for commoners. Remember that imperial yellow dress Rihanna wore to the Met Gala in 2015? Guo Pei is responsible for it – all 55-pounds of trims, lace, embroidery and fur that look one embroideress 2 years to complete, and it is perhaps ironic that the dress that propelled her to international public eye was exactly the same shade she was forbidden to wear years ago.
We sure can’t wait to take a look at an insider perspective on how fashion history is made. Check out the trailer below and read more here.
Source: Vox Magazine