Loading

Greyish-camel Satin Cheongsam with Printed Pattern and Short Raglan Sleeves Front

Museum of Ethnic Costumes, Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology

Museum of Ethnic Costumes, Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology
Beijing, China

Though in a traditional structure with shoulders and sleeves in one seamless piece and adorned with a wide single-color piping, this piece of cheongsam, or chipao, which belonged to a young female in the late Republican China era (1912-1949 AD), still looks elegant and decorous, anything but out of style.
Only several “一”-shaped frogs can be seen on this piece, while most buttons are hidden under the diagonal placket which stretches from collar to the right side of upper hip. The wide monochromatic piping, extending from the bottom hem all the way up to the shoulder, accentuates the height and figure of the wearer while making the gown fashionable and highly-decorative.
The museum extends its gratitude to Mr. Chen of Beijing who donated this item.

Details

Additional Items

Get the app

Explore museums and play with Art Transfer, Pocket Galleries, Art Selfie, and more

Recommended

Google apps