The Exhibition

Our exhibition featured Shanghai style qipao from the 1910s-1930s when Shanghai was known as the Paris of the East as well as older pieces from the Qing Dynasty.

On loan from Shanghai Museum of Textile and Costume, these unique pieces are rarely seen outside of China.

Purple flower-patterned brocade qipao
Purple flower-patterned brocade qipao
1930s-1940s
Blue grey brocade woman's lined coat
Blue grey brocade woman’s lined coat
1920s
Green printed qipao with velvet lining
Green printed qipao with velvet lining
1930-1949
Front-opening woman's mandarin jacket with blue butterfly and floral pattern on mineral blue satin - Mid 19th Century
Front-opening woman’s mandarin jacket with blue butterfly and floral pattern on mineral blue satin
Mid 19th Century