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Short-sleeve Ivory Charmeuse Cheongsam with Butterfly Patterns Front

Museum of Ethnic Costumes, Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology

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

Pleasantly-looking ivory charmeuse covered with colorful butterflies of various forms was used as textile for this dress. Special designs in shoulder slopes and bust darts were made to accentuate the beauty of shoulders and bust. With a waistline of 69cm and hipline 94cm, this garment is an exaggerated testimony to the slim-waist fat-hips features of women. Moreover, this mandarin gown witnessed changes to the structure of traditional Chinese apparel-making under the influence of western tailoring since the 1940s.

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  • Title: Short-sleeve Ivory Charmeuse Cheongsam with Butterfly Patterns Front
  • Date: Republic of China (1912-1949 AD)
  • Original Source: http://www.biftmuseum.com/
  • Physical format: 124cmx65cm
  • Ethnic group: Han

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