A Century of Fashion: Hong Kong Cheongsam Story
April 17 – November 11 Guangdong Museum, Guangzhou
The cheongsam, or qipao , is considered one of the most representative female Chinese garments in contemporary history. “Cheongsam” is the Hong Kong Cantonese word for what the majority of Chinese people would call “qipao ,” and either way the dresses feature strong local culture.
Themed around the Hong Kong cheongsam, the exhibition gathers 205 pieces of collections including fine cheongsams, cheongsam-making tools and promotional materials featuring cheongsam elements from the past century in Hong Kong, as well as a large number of valuable historical videos and images. It traces the evolution of Hong Kong women’s clothing, changes in the industry, the production process and fascinating stories of Hong Kong women and cheongsams.
Through the exhibition, the audience can absorb the charm of Hong Kong fashion over the past century and learn about the changes in Hong Kong society and women’s status.
Collections of fine Hong Kong cheongsams from the past century.