Guo Pei Haute Couture Spring 2016


Guo Pei may be best known as the designer behind the show stopping canary yellow gown that Rihanna wore to last year's Met Gala and she also created this spectacularly eye catching  gold lamé dress on display at the China: Through The Looking Glass exhibition. The Chinese couturier who has worked in the fashion industry for 30 years just showed for the first time at Paris Couture Week. The presentation set against a backdrop of of a royal Chinese courtyard opened with a dazzling crystal embroidered guipure lace gown. The rest of her lavish collection featured dresses and whimsical separates with exquisite embroideries and sumptuous embellishments. The feminine designs took inspiration from her Chinese heritage with details like Mandarin collars and both qipao and hanfu styled silhouettes in combination with a distinctly modern Western aesthetic. Haute couture may not be something most of us will ever get to wear but it's nice to admire the art and craftsmanship. What do you think of this collection? Any standouts?

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33 comments

Paola Lauretano said...

Gosh, incredible creations!!!! <3!!!!!
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Anonymous said...

That third to last dress! *gasps* <3

Jackie Harrison said...

So elegant and beautiful this fashion

Rakel said...

Love the third!! ^^

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Lilli said...

I think its truly breathtaking and mesmerizing! Im speechless, the design and the embroideries are pure masterpieces, wish I wore one of these dreamy gowns! Happy weekend Rowena! xo

Elle Sees said...

what a stunning collection!

Stanislava E. said...

Hi Rowena. Oh, wow, all dresses look so classy, and some of them are actually pretty versatile! The standout for me here is the dress from the 4th and 5th photo. Would love to own at least one of them! Have a nice weekend, dear friend! xo

Monica said...

This breathtaking collection is definitely one of my most favorite one from this last Haute Couture. Her creations are just incredible. Thanks for sharing this gorgeous selection Rowena:)
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FASHION TALES said...

These are such smashing designs, I have to say I am such a fan of embroidery and appliques anyway so I would wear any of these, especially the seafoam colour dress with the long bib bodice.
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Ivana Split said...

These gowns are spectacular...so delicate, romantic and at the same time very bold! Such an amazing collection!!! I really admire how some traditional/folklore Asian elements were intepreted in a new and modern way by this designer.

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Beauty Unearthly said...

Hi dear.. this post is so lovely and the pics are so mesmerizing..

Anonymous said...

The designs are spectacular! Imagine wearing one of these dresses to an event, just wow!

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Linda Libra Loca said...

I am not much into fashion, but I love the feminine details.

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Coco said...

Beautifully opulent! Baci, Coco et La vie en rose
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Midnight Cowgirl said...

What a gorgeous collection! I love that last gown :)

Alicia Mackin said...

Yes one can drool fro afar. Love the white sheer dress with the gold panels and some of the bridal pieces are just stunning.

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My Garden Diaries said...

I literally just melted viewing this collection! What a talent! The pieces were gorgeous! Classic and unique!! Thanks for sharing this beautiful post!! Have a great weekend!! Nicole xo

Tash Collier said...

Wow very beautiful these looks!

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Kelsey & Kenecha said...

These are such stunning pieces! :)

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Sierra Calah said...

Everything is so pretty and looks like walking artwork. Love the second to the last dress the best <3

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Corinne said...

I love that first goal dress!

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Lenya said...

These are beautiful, Rowena. Such a stunning selection. I fell in love with the first ice blue dress, it's chic, sophisticated yet playful at the same time. I want it! Happy weekend, doll.
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Gabrielle said...

Utterly beautiful share Rowena, so beautiful and elegant! I'm all for heavy embellishments and this collection is packed full with it :) Standouts for me include the final image and the turquoise/cream design (3/4 length sleeves).

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little luxury list said...

How beautiful! I love the color palette (very Pantone!) and use if stunning embellishments. Ahh, this is couture done right!

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Ivana said...

These gowns are beyond stunning and beautiful! I'm always admirative of haute couture creations: they are true works of art.
Have a lovely Sunday, sweetie!

Jenmarie G said...

I've been loving going through all the Spring Haute Couture fashion collections but hadn't seen this one yet. I'm glad you shared it! The earrings the models are wearing are stunning! It makes me wish my ears were pierced. I also love the sleeves on that yellow dress. So stunning!

Kelly said...

Oh my goodness, so many ethereal looks!

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Sybil said...

wow!! stunning embellishments!

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Kim Alston said...

Rowena, ALL of these are stunners! I truly love each and every one. That gold one just takes your breath away. Love it!
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Diana Ashuayem said...

Wow! Amazing collection!
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JOURNAL OF STYLE said...

Really glamorous designs! The last two ones are my faves. Love your taste, my dear!

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JeannLiew | Luminnej said...

Oh wow! The details of the collection are amazing! And the earrings are so huge and chunky! Must have been quite heavy on the ears *_^