Guo Pei is taking over the world! Long famous in China, Pei is currently making waves as the designer behind Rihanna's gorgeous yellow gown at the 2015 Met Gala. Pei will debut her first ready-to-wear collection this year and she's about to launch a 16-piece collection with MAC Cosmetics.
The news of Pei's MAC collection broke a few days before the Met Gala but excitement is increasing after everyone saw Rihanna's gorgeous gown. We wouldn't be surprised if the collection sells out immediately when it launches in October.
According to i-D, Pei created eight dresses especially for MAC and then designed the beauty collection around them. The Cut writes that the process took three years!
"There is a Chinese saying, 'There is a kingdom in a flower; a wisdom in a leaf,'" Pei said. "I always find the power of nature fascinating, especially when the flowers are blossoming. The idea inspired the creative process of the dresses for MAC. I finished my preliminary sketch in my study on one quiet afternoon without a break. However, while the drawings were beautiful, they lacked completeness.
"Then one day, my daughter showed me a set of extraordinarily beautiful pictures of the Milky Way. The intoxicating colors of the universe sparked a power of life in my soul... I captured the energy and created eight dresses for MAC - 'Garden of Soul.' Based upon the eight dresses, we developed this beautiful makeup collection."
We can't wait to shop it all!
This article was originally published on Fashion & Style.