Guo pei Rose Studio
“There was no one to learn from—
no designers, no brands, no information,” Guo Pei says of her early days
making clothes in China, before it
became a sought-after luxury market.
The 44-year-old visionary has since
blazed a trail, building her Rose Studio into a fashion powerhouse whose
eye-popping, gravity-defying creations
are so elaborately crafted they caught
the attention of Lady Gaga—who
found them too difficult to wear.
(“Chinese sizes,” the designer shrugs.)
Reinterpreting both Eastern and
Western motifs and employing 300
hand embroiderers, Guo is best known
as the dresser of choice for China’s
star-studded CCTV Spring Festival
Gala, at which her fashions are seen by
some 700 million viewers.