Four years ago, when the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana displayed a gown by Guo Pei that Rihanna wore to the Met Gala, visitors couldn’t get enough. Now the Chinese designer is having her first solo museum exhibition in the U.S. at Bowers.
When Ashley Shim took high school history classes, she noticed something was missing. Most of the people featured in the textbooks didn’t look like her. And they didn’t look like many of the other students in the Irvine Unified School District, where half of the student body is Asian American.