A model fitting a gown by designer Guo Pei in preparation for Haute Couture Fashion Week in Paris - Jan 22, 2016 - Photo: Runway Manhattan/Laura Stevens A model fitting a gown by designer Guo Pei in preparation for Haute Couture Fashion Week in Paris - Jan 22, 2016 - Photo: Runway Manhattan/Laura Stevens

Prepare to be dazzled by this remarkable designer.

Blending Chinese tradition with contemporary French culture, the creator of Rihanna’s astounding Met Gala gown has already secured a place in fashion history. Unbelievably elegant, Guo Pei’s handmade masterpieces are the distillation of exquisite craftsmanship. Here’s a look behind the scenes from the fitting room to the intricate Spring 2016 Haute Couture show. — jas

Fitting Room Finesse

 

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