Guo Pei, designer of Rihanna's omelette dress, weaves culture into her elaborate gowns

World-renowned Chinese couturier Guo Pei with one of her embroidered creations at the Asian Civilisations Museum on June 14, 2019.
World-renowned Chinese couturier Guo Pei with one of her embroidered creations at the Asian Civilisations Museum on June 14, 2019.ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

SINGAPORE - In 2015, a deep-yellow fur-edged gown worn by pop star Rihanna at the New York Met Gala went viral overnight.

Memes of the dress, which had a 3m-long train that pooled dramatically on the red-carpeted Met steps, dominated social media for months: Rihanna was clothed in omelettes, gooey yolks and various pizza toppings.

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