From the wallpaper backdrops, to the runway drapes and even the table setting details, de Gournay kept the eye travelling
bound for collectors’ item status.
If China: Through the Looking Glass was an ephemeral experience to be had and cherished, the longevity of Chinoiserie, like de Gournay’s flair for style and quality, however, is here to stay—a legacy that de Gournay has successfully staked a claim on: “Our wallpapers, our mirrors, our dinner plates are works of art. They will be sold at auctions in a few hundred years as valuable antiques. Our artisans are artists and each one leaves a little bit of his soul in every creation and it is this ‘spirit resonance’ that distinguishes our work from machine made replicas.”
clockwise Li Xiaofeng’s dress made of porcelain shards; the fabric serves as a canvas to the beautiful table setting; the beautiful Met Gala menu was printed on de Gournay’s on duck egg dyed silk