Yellow is Forbidden (2017)

  • Documentary
  • 1h 32m
“It has to be perfect”

How did the daughter of a communist soldier and primary school teacher become the designer of choice to China’s one percent? Yellow is Forbidden is a modern day Cinderella story where the brave, diminutive and daring heroine’s dream doesn’t end at the ball. Growing up amid the chaos of the Cultural Revolution and catapulted to global fame when Rihanna wore one of her show-stopping gowns to the Met Gala, Guo Pei is chasing her personal dream — to become the first Chinese fashion designer accepted into the exclusive and savage world of Parisian haute couture.

“An intimate, involving portrait” — The Hollywood Reporter


Guo Pei


English, Mandarin

Hardcoded Subtitles



New Zealand