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Soft Film 軟性電影: The Art of the Qipao

The Qipao [or Cheongsam] has it's origins in the one piece gown worn by Manchu women during the Qing dynasty.

Jiang Yiyan in traditional Chinese qipao dress

Qipao is a traditional dress of Chinese women. Qipao was derived from Chinese Manchu's, the East region in China, traditional dress. In English, it is called "Cheongsam".

Chinese Cheongsam, 1932; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Mme. Wellington Koo, 1976

Met: China Through the Looking Glass

WWD: Chinese Cheongsam, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Mme. Wellington Koo, 1976 Photo by Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photography Platon

Ralph Lauren at New York Fall 2011 (Details)

Ralph Lauren at New York Fashion Week Fall 2011

Chinese dress called cheongsam or qipao -Ralph Lauren Fall 2011 - Details. Neckline for unique bridesmaid dress

上个世纪的旗袍老照片(来源:以色列驻上海领事馆)

Sam Sanzetti was a Jewish photographer who arrived in Shanghai in where he became very popular for his portraits.

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