No matter what you think of high fashion, this is a terrific story. The diminutive and daring designer Guo Pei, a woman who learned her craft at the Number 2 Light Industrial School after the reign of Mao Tse Tung, now launches internationally in Paris. Her aim: to be invited into the most exclusive club in the world - that of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture. Givenchy, Lagerfeld, Chanel: twenty one members, mostly men, European. YELLOW IS FORBIDDEN reveals Guo Pei’s inspired magic; her creations and her drive are extraordinary. An engaging, modern-day Cinderella story. New Zealand’s Oscar entry.
"Compelling and stimulating… finds just the right sweet spot between pie-eyed flattery and sober appraisal" Hollywood Reporter
Director Pietra Brettkelly will do a Q&A with the audience after the 7:30pm screening on Feb 16.
Reception following the 7:30pm screening on Feb 16, with food courtesy of Nikosi Bistro Pub.