Fashion in Motion: Guo Pei’s first ever UK runway show at V&A

Guo Pei presents her first ever UK runway show to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the V&A’s Fashion in Motion series.

The Fashion in Motion series has been bringing catwalk shows by leading local and international designers to the V&A for twenty years. The aim has always been to show fashion as it is meant to be seen – in movement.

This landmark presentation by Chinese couturier Guo Pei, famed for designing Rihanna’s yellow gown worn at the 2015 Met Gala, will be the designer’s first ever show in the UK and will showcase looks from her AW 2019/20 Alternate Universe Couture collection inside the museum’s iconic Raphael Gallery on Friday 1 November 2019.

Guo Pei is one of China’s most renowned designers, dressing celebrities, royalty and the style icons for over 20 years.

Fashion in Motion is the V&A’s key fashion event enabling anyone to take a seat on the frow.

Guo Pei first presented her ground-breaking Alternate Universe collection at this year’s Paris Couture Week.

One of the most inventive designers of our time, Pei blends the finest of traditional Chinese craftsmanship with contemporary innovation. Her designs take inspiration from myths, legends, religious, architecture, and her cultural heritage.

Guo Pei blends the finest of traditional Chinese craftsmanship with contemporary innovation. Her designs take inspiration from myths, legends, religious, architecture, and her cultural heritage.

Previous designers featured in the Fashion in Motion series include Alexander McQueen, Christian Lacroix, Christopher Raeburn, Erdem, Gareth Pugh, Giles Deacon, Grace Wales Bonner, Jean Paul Gaultier, Jenny Packham, Meadham Kirchhoff, Missoni, Molly Goddard, Roksanda Ilincic, Vivienne Westwood, Yohji Yamamoto and Phoebe English.

Fashion in Motion: Guo Pei is happening on Friday 1 November  at Victoria & Albert Museum in London, with shows on at 1pm, 3pm, 5pm and 8pm. Admission is free but advance booking is essential. Find tickets on the V&A website on 21 October at 10am.

Need to know:

  • Fashion in Motion: GUO PEI
  • Admission is free but advance bookings essential. On 21 October at 10.00 head to
    vam.ac.uk/articles/fashion-in-motion-guo-pei
  • Friday 1 November, 13.00, 15.00, 17.00 & 20.00
  • @V_and_A #FashionInMotion

Seen at top: Guo Pei. All images supplied by the V&A.

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