CHINA'S CULTURAL WEAPON OF CHOICE: GUO PEI

Listen now (7 min) | This piece previously appeared in the San Francisco Examiner, and was edited by the glorious Tamara Strauss. If you’ve ever had doubts about whether fashion could be considered art, this is the show that will convince you. The Legion of Honor is hosting a lavish retrospective of the couture designer Guo Pei — more than 75 pieces selected from the runways of Paris and Beijing over the past two decades. The work is otherworldly and dazzling — each piece represents literally thousands of hours of painstaking, expert sartorial artistry. These treasures are featured in the surprisingly ideal setting

Listen →