Inspired by the opulent baroque Cathedral of Saint Gallen in Switzerland, Guo Pei’s 2017 spring-summer Legend collection is a majestic, almost regal array of silk, spun gold and sumptuous embroidery. Known for designing the Chinese ceremonial dresses for the Beijing Olympics in 2008, Guo became internationally renowned when pop star Rihanna wore her enormous canary-coloured gown and cape on the red carpet at the Met Gala in New York. Showing at the National Gallery of Victoria as part of the NGV Triennial, this exhibition showcases the work of one of China’s most exciting contemporary designers.

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