Chinoiserie is a 17th- and 18th-century Western style of interior design that represents fanciful European interpretations of Chinese styles. Yet, chinoiserie is no longer what it used to be. As a contemporary designer Guo Pei is consciously engaging with and subverting conceptual categories such as chinoiserie and export art and the designer takes this tradition and makes it her own re-imagined fashion.This exclusive bamboo handle tote features an exclusive design by Guo Pei from her 1002 Nights collection and was created in celebration of the exhibition Guo Pei: Couture Fantasy at the Legion of Honor museum in San Francisco. Crafted from fine polyester dupioni fabric, this elegant tote comes complete an interior zip pocket and metallic gold zipper, snap closure, and hardware. Measures 12 x 11 x 3 in.
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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