I found this video yesterday and it just blows my mind. How have I not heard of this woman before?

Guo Pei (watch for her humble appearance at the end of the video) is a Chinese fashion designer best known to the public for the ceremonial dresses she designed for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The outfit worn by actress Zhang Ziyi at the Olympic Flame ceremony (photo here) was another Guo Pei masterpiece. That dress is probably the only thing I still remember from the Olympics.

From what I gather online, Guo Pei is huge in China. There are almost no articles on her from non-Chinese sources though. She probably doesn't need (nor yearns for) foreign exposure - she's too busy designing for a world we'll never know.

Note how it's very convenient that models have to walk slowly in those ridiculously I-just-don't-know-what (but it's a positive adjective!) shoes. This way you have enough time to absorb all the details in outfits, hair styles and make-up.

Guo Pei shoes, Fall/Winter 2010/2011

Guo Pei, I bow down to you! (not in these shoes though)