The modern qipao is probably my favorite dress. These beautiful lady posters were popular in Shanghai in the 1920s and 1930s.

The modern qipao is probably my favorite dress. These beautiful lady posters were popular in Shanghai in the 1920s and 1930s.

1920s lady leaning on dresser

1920s lady leaning on dresser

Tsunetomi Kitano: The exhibition at Kobe Minatogawa, 1911

Tsunetomi Kitano: The exhibition at Kobe Minatogawa, 1911

Chinese Qipao - Cheongsam Wedding Dress

Chinese Qipao - Cheongsam Wedding Dress

Ziegfeld girl. 1920's.

Ziegfeld girl. 1920's.

By late 1920s to mid 1930s, experimental Shanghai women wore see-through qipaos made out of diaphanous gauze fabric, as shown on a Youth Companion Magazine cover.

By late 1920s to mid 1930s, experimental Shanghai women wore see-through qipaos made out of diaphanous gauze fabric, as shown on a Youth Companion Magazine cover.

Chanel No 5 was created for Coco Chanel in 1921 by the renowned perfumer, Ernest Beaux. The original bottle is a classic example of Art Deco style - streamlined, geometric and sophisticated.

Chanel No 5 was created for Coco Chanel in 1921 by the renowned perfumer, Ernest Beaux. The original bottle is a classic example of Art Deco style - streamlined, geometric and sophisticated.

Purple Fishtail Cheongsam / Qipao / Chinese Wedding / Evening Dress

Purple Fishtail Cheongsam / Qipao / Chinese Wedding / Evening Dress

The leaves take up the majority of the space leaving just a glimpse of scenery. Very nice.

The leaves take up the majority of the space leaving just a glimpse of scenery. Very nice.

The lady in the middle...like the choker and the hair piece (headdress?).

The lady in the middle...like the choker and the hair piece (headdress?).

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