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STAY GOLD: GUO PEI at SOTHEBY’S

Celebrated designer and Chinese couturier Guo Pei presents “A Golden Opportunity” at Sotheby’s. The famed gold bridal dress that took 5 years to make is now going on auction at Sotheby’s in December. Making this event more special even more special, we discovered this designer and the amazing gold dress in 2012, where it collection debut appeared in FIDE fashion week.

GuoPeiXSotheby's , ‘Xiao Jin’ dress FashionDailyMag fashion brigitteseguracurator

Fast forward to today, the talented designer known as China’s Queen of Couture offers the dress for sale at auction for very first time.  Five + years in the making, this wedding dress carries an estimate worth of of £500,00!!!!   Guo Pei will be offered at Sotheby’s in its New Bond Street saleroom later this month. Pei, who is among the first generation of trained couturiers in China, got the attention thanks to Rihanna, who wore one of her looks to the Met Gala in 2015 – a dramatic trailing yellow gown which sparked a global media frenzy.

Lot 15 Guo Pei, Gold Chinese Traditional Bridal Dress, Pure gold embroidery thread, leather, European imported fabric (est. £500,000-700,000) (7) on FashionDailyMag Brigitteseguracurator at 11.07.36 AM

“This exquisite piece of couture design was meticulously crafted over the course of five years, and is hand sewn with gold thread in-laid with the precious metal. Carrying an estimate of £500,000-700,000, the ‘Gold Traditional Bridal Dress’ (黄金嫁衣) comes to auction direct from Guo Pei’s atelier in Beijing, presenting a rare opportunity to acquire a piece from one of the designer’s significant couture collections, normally only available to purchase by commission.”

GuoPeiXSotheby's (2) ©Chris Floyd_Sotheby’s FashionDailyMag fashion brigitteseguracurator

“The partnership with Sotheby’s is very special for me. Sotheby’s is known for its high calibre auctions of quality antiques and masterpieces previously owned or worn by legendary individuals or part of a rare collection.

Lot 15 Guo Pei, Gold Chinese Traditional Bridal Dress, Pure gold embroidery thread, leather, European imported fabric (est. £500,000-700,000) (7) on FashionDailyMag Brigitteseguracurator at 9.55.16 AM

*****The gold traditional bridal piece selected for the auction, however, is a brand new piece of work released for the first time at an auction.  Its value lies in the traditional craftsmanship and culture it brings forth. I feel our partnership is an answer to Couture’s future – Couture will be considered an art form in the future and this partnership has paved the way for this possibility.” – Guo Pei

Lot 15 Guo Pei, Gold Chinese Traditional Bridal Dress, Pure gold embroidery thread, leather, European imported fabric (est. £500,000-700,000) (7) on FashionDailyMag Brigitteseguracurator at 9.55.16 AM

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