By  on July 1, 2015

BEIJING — Guo Pei is known throughout China — but it took Rihanna to make her famous in the West.

In May, Guo garnered international attention when the singer donned one of her designs to the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala, which marked the opening of its “China: Through the Looking Glass” exhibition. The 55-pound canary-colored gown, heavy mostly because of a shockingly long fur cape, took around two years to make, according to Guo, who also had gowns on display in the exhibit.

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