Architecturally Inspired Fashion: Guo Pei’s Legend Collection

Sat 3 Mar 18, 1pm–1.30pm

Past program

Free entry

NGV International

Exhibition space
Level 1 Mezzanine

Following a visit to the factory of haute couture fabric manufacturer Jakob Schlaepfer in St Gallen, a small town in Switzerland, Guo Pei visited the Cathedral of Saint Gall. Captivated by the spectacular dome paintings and murals she encountered, the Chinese fashion designer was inspired to create her Legend collection and spent the next eighteen months working with Jakob Schlaepfer to design a bespoke fabric.

What was it about the 18th Century Cathedral that captured the imagination of Guo Pei, and how is it reflected in her creations?

Dr Jess Berry, Senior Lecturer, Design History Theory, Monash University
Paola Di Trocchio, Curator, Fashion and Textiles, NGV
Talks and discussions Fashion & Textiles NGV Triennial NGV International

This program is part of the 2018 Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (VAMFF) Cultural Program.