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Yellow Is Forbidden

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Yellow Is Forbidden

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Wednesday 28 August 8.30pm Channel 039

Kiwi director Pietra Brettkelly (A Flickering Truth) takes us into the opulent world of show-stopping Chinese designer Guo Pei as she prepares to make her Paris debut and seek admission into the exclusive club of haute couture. Guo Pei made fashion headlines around the world when Rihanna wore her massive canary yellow gown to the Met Gala in 2015. If ever a dress was intended to stop the show, this was it! How did the daughter of a communist soldier and primary school teacher at ‘No 2 Light Industry School, Beijing’, become the designer of choice to China’s one percent, positioning herself for global significance? We are taken into her world as she seeks acceptance from Paris’ Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture.  NZ’s Official submission for ‘Best Foreign Language film’ for 91st Academy Awards’.