Welcoming the Lunar New Year and the Year of the Tiger, renowned Chinese Couturier, Guo Pei presents a beautifully curated exhibition featuring her ‘East Palace’ collection and the iconic ‘Yellow Queen’ gown worn by Rihanna at the Met Gala.
Presented by Oakridge Park, in partnership with Guo Pei, The Asian Couture Federation and Vancouver Art Gallery, the exhibition will be held at the Fairmont Pacific Rim from February 1 to February 13, 2022.
For Asian communities around the world, the Lunar New Year is the most important and significant festive holiday of the year.
Coinciding with the new moon, 2022 will herald the year of the tiger, the king of all beasts in China and the zodiac, associated with strength, resilience, and fortitude.
To mark this moment, Guo Pei, China’s ‘Queen of Couture’, will present a beautifully curated exhibition of some of her finest work.
The exhibition includes 17 pieces from her acclaimed ‘East Palace’ Spring 2019 couture collection which debuted at the Palais de Tokyo during Paris Haute Couture Week, and a standout red carpet look, the ‘Yellow Queen’ gown worn by Rihanna at New York’s Met Gala in 2015, displayed in full for the first time in North America.
The 18 pieces will be displayed throughout the lobby of Vancouver’s Fairmont Pacific Rim, offering guests and visitors the opportunity to experience artistry, beauty, tradition and culture, through Lunar New Year events and celebrations held during the exhibition.
The Oakridge Park Lunar New Year Celebration and Guo Pei’s exhibition will be open to the public daily from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. with complimentary admission. No RSVP or tickets are required for entry.
Special musical performances, a Dim Sum Pop-up by Fortune Terrace, Weekend High Tea and Lunar New Year family portrait sessions will be held throughout Oakridge Park Lunar New Year celebration with Guo Pei’s Couture Exhibition. Exclusive Lunar New Year incentives for homes at Oakridge Park will also be available throughout the event.
The Oakridge Park Lunar New Year Celebration is part of a longstanding commitment to championing creativity and the arts.
Vancouver’s designated new town centre, Oakridge Park will form a new cultural hub for the city – this exhibition represents a continuation of the project’s dedication to arts & culture, by showcasing the talents of the globally renowned, visionary Chinese couturier, Guo Pei.
Guo Pei has been at the forefront of China’s creative and cultural renaissance for over 25 years.
Named one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People, and the recipient of numerous accolades and awards across the world, she is regarded as China’s ‘Queen of Couture.’ On the exhibition, Guo Pei said,
This ground-breaking, of the moment exhibition, has been arranged with the support and guidance of the Asian Couture Federation (ACF), of which Guo Pei is a senior member designer.
Founded in 2013, the ACF represents the most exceptional couture talent across Asia and on a select basis internationally.
It has received the support and acknowledgment from various heads of state, fashion institutions and schools including Abe Shinzō, Prime Minister of Japan in 2013, François Hollande, President of France in 2017, Satoshi Onuma, Chairman of the Board and President of Bunka Fashion College, and Caroline Rush, Chief Executive Officer of the British Fashion Council among others. On the exhibition, Dr. Frank Cintamani, Founding President, Asian Couture Federation, said,
Providing guidance and support for the exhibition is the Vancouver Art Gallery (VAG). Recognized as one of North America’s most respected and innovative visual arts institutions, the VAG has been instrumental in presenting some of the most engaging, informative, and thought-provoking exhibitions and events in Vancouver.
No stranger to the work of Guo Pei, it showcased the designer’s Canadian presentation of the award-winning Guo Pei: Couture Beyond exhibition in 2018/2019.