GUO Pei is a fashion designer, as well as the Founder of Rose Studio. She is the first and only Chinese Guest Member of the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode. She has been also named Asian Couturier Extraordinaire by Asian Couture Fédération (ACF) and is the Fédération Lifetime Founding Member in 2015. In April 2016, GUO was named one of TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. In 2022, she was named the DFA World’s Outstanding Chinese Designer.
For more than 20 years, she has been designing gowns for the most distinguished hosts and performers of CCTV’s Annual Spring Festival Gala, one of China’s most watched programmes. She is also the designer of 2008 Beijing Olympic Games Award Ceremony dresses. GUO has devoted herself to conserving while innovating the art of embroidery, and led her team to successfully restore the nearly lost “royal embroidery” technique. Adhering to the concept of “Eastern learnings as found, Western learnings for implement", GUO combines traditional Chinese embroidery techniques and avant-garde silhouettes while creating her couture pieces. Her Rose Studio, the first couture house registered in the Mainland with stores and exhibition halls over the world, has paved the way for local couture industry, bringing Chinese traditional embroidery onto the world stage.
She won the title of “Beijing Craftsmanship Master"in January 2017.On 1 Jul 2018, she was appointed as the senior consultant of the the Mainland’s National Committee of the Advancement of Intangible Cultural Heritage.