At the Tribeca Film Festival, which launched in New York on April 18, the documentary Yellow is Forbidden premiered about the incredible couturier Guo Pei, who is known for her elaborate dresses created for celebrities, and who became the first and only Chinese designer –– member of Paris’s Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture.
New Zealand’s director Pietra Brettkelly worked on the motion picture dedicated to the over 20 years’ creative work of the famous designer. The film is made of archival footage, backstage records, interviews with the fashion insiders: Philip Treacy, Wendi Deng Murdoch and Guo Pei herself, who recounts not only her work as the designer, but also her personal life. Thus, the movie’s title –– Yellow is Forbidden –– was taken from the designer's youth, when she dreamed of a yellow dress, which her grandmother forbade to even think about.
And now, almost 40 years later, in a yellow dress with a massive embroidered train from Guo Pei’s dreams, Rihanna won the red carpet at the fundraising Met Gala.