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by A Total TaiTai Tale

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We went to the Asian Civilization Museum to see Guo Pei exhibition before its closure next week.

While Guo Pei got recognized Internationally from Rihanna’s trailing yellow gown at the 2015 Met Gala, in the early 2000s Guo Pei’s reputation began to grow, she received commissions to create styles for the 2008 Summer Olympics as well as the annual Spring Festival Galas put on by China Central Television (CCTV). She is responsible for Song Zuying’s dress that she wore during her performance with Plácido Domingo at the 2008 Summer Olympics closing ceremony.

This particular silk couture evening gown embroidered with gold (大金 – Magnificent Gold) was on display at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of my favorite. It is made with elaborate embroideries, similar to those used to produce thangkas (paintings or embroideries on scrolls) that often showcase Buddhist deities and scenes.

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