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A Collection Of Traditional Dresses

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Subject :A Collection of Traditional Dresses
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Estimated Year : 1950
Media Type : Artifact
Source : Mdm Ko Wye Fong, Kuala Lumpur
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Since the Qing Dynasty, the oriental look of the "cheongsam" has not lost its vogue; proving itself to be a formidable force in perpetuum. It made its first humble appearance as a sort of adaptation from a single-piece Manchurian dress and became incredibly popular in Shanghai - the city known as the Paris of The East.

Today, the cheongsam remains a staple in the wardrobes of Chinese families however it has since found its way into the West. These dresses shown in the pictures were owned by Madam Ko Wye Fong. 

Click here to see Mdm Ko's wedding cheongsam.

To read more about the history of the Cheongsam or Qipau, click here.

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