In town recently for the opening of her exhibition, Guo Pei: Chinese Art and Culture, at the Asian Civilisations Museum, Guo Pei presented her trunk collection to a select group of 20 at a private show hosted by Prestige Singapore and Susanna Han. Held at the latter’s palatial home, the exclusive event showcased 60 of Guo Pei’s sumptuous designs that demonstrate her flair for matching intricate embroidery to luxurious fabrics. Her fashion goes beyond style; it is a cultural reference, and her creations are a unique blend of contemporary and traditional designs, materials and craftsmanship. Little wonder, then, that guests made a beeline to try on the pieces – which ran the gamut from cheongsams to day, cocktail and evening wear – immediately after the presentation. While mulling over their favourite designs before placing an order, guests leisurely sipped Perrier-Jouët champagne and nibbled on delicate, Asian-inspired canapés by Chef Tim Meijers of Tim’s Fine Catering.