Shenyang Imperial Palace Museum highlights traditional Chinese dresses
By Wu Yong and Zhang Tongtong in Shenyang | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2019-05-31 21:55
Models showcase qipao dresses in Shenyang, Liaoning province. [Photo by Sun Fuxing/for chinadaily.com.cn]
A fashion show highlighting qipao – a traditional Chinese, body-hugging, one-piece dress, also known as cheongsam – was staged Tuesday at the Imperial Palace Museum of Shenyang, capital of Northeast China's Liaoning province.
Shenyang is the cradle of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) and qipao is considered the original dress for Manchu women.
Fourteen models from home and abroad showcased a style of qipao designed by Yang Xiaotong, an inheritor of an intangible cultural heritage.
"Manchu embroidery is a trademark of Shenyang and I would like to devote myself to this career," said Yang.