Immerse yourself in the exquisite world of haute couture and the creative genius of Guo Pei in this Members-only lecture series. Embark on a captivating journey through the world of fashion with four experts as they discuss the intersection of fashion, art and culture, discovering valuable insights into haute couture and the cultural narratives that have shaped Guo Pei’s artistic vision and unique creations.

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Lecture #2: From China to Aotearoa

Jane Groufsky, Sat 20 Apr 10.30—11.30am

The garments in Guo Pei: Fashion, Art, Fantasy 郭培 :时装之幻梦 are part of a craft history that New Zealand makers have also drawn upon. Guo Pei’s designs are a rich tapestry of her influences, drawn from the motifs of her heritage and the handcraft traditions of China. Taking Guo Pei’s work as a starting point, this lecture will delve into how her materials and forms connect to art, history and fashion here in Aotearoa, from blue willow china's presence in colonial New Zealand society to the importance of mother of pearl shell in Pacific adornment.


  • Members $15, Non-Members $18 (+ fees)


  • Sat 20 Apr


  • 10:30 am — 11:30 am


  • Wellesley Street East
  • Auckland CBD
  • Auckland 1010