Hailed as China’s premier couturier, Guo Pei’s extraordinary designs are celebrated for their exquisite craftsmanship, intricate embroidery, and innovative dressmaking techniques. Each of her designs begins as a sketch. The sketches serve as the foundation of her finished creations, beginning as simple outlines brought to life with gradual additions of ornamentation. Published on the occasion of the 2022 exhibition Guo Pei: Couture Fantasy at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco, this unique coloring book invites aspiring fashion designers to collaborate directly with Guo Pei’s design process, offering a captivating assortment of sketches drawn from many of her most beloved collections.
Inside this book, use your colored pencils and markers to add your own flourishes to Guo Pei’s sketches, play with color combinations, invent new patterns, and add couture fantasy elements and accessories as the designer herself would have done. Softcover, 48 pages.
The exhibition Guo Pei: Couture Fantasy at San Francisco’s Legion of Honor focuses on the extraordinary designs of Guo Pei—hailed as China’s first couturier. Through exquisite craftsmanship, lavish embroidery, and unconventional dressmaking techniques, Guo Pei creates a fantasy that fuses the influences of China’s imperial past and export art, European architecture, international theater, and the botanical world.
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