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1 PPT Presentation: Qipao
By students numbered from 16 to 30 Group leader and PPT presenter: 王惜婵

2 The Chinese Traditional Costume —— Qipao

3 The Culture of Qipao Qipao, is a female body-hugging dress with distinctive Chinese features, which enjoys a growing popularity in the international world of fashion. It originated from the Qing Dynasty in the early 17th century and was modernized and improved in Shanghai in the early 19th century. In 1911, The Qing Dynasty, which was established by the Manchu people (a Northern Chinese tribe which was unified in the early 17th century) was overthrown in China, but their dress, the Qipao, or the Banner Dress, was kept.

4 The History of Qipao Qing Dynasty During the 1920s During the 1930s
Between 1940s and 1960s During cultural revolution Nowadays

5 Qing Dynasty The Qipao became popular among ladies of the royal family in the Qing Dynasty. At that time, Qipaos were fitted loosely and were so long that they would reach the insteps. Usually, they were made of silk and the whole dress was embroidered, with broad lace trimmed at the collar, sleeves and edges.

6 During the 1920s In the 1920s, Qipao / Cheongsam became popular throughout China. With the influence of Western dress styles, the Cheongsam underwent a change. The cuffs grew narrower and were usually trimmed with thin lace. The length of the dress was shortened as well. This new adaptation allowed the beauty of female body to be fully displayed

7 During the 1930s In the 1930s, wearing a Qipao / Cheongsam became a fashion among women in the whole of China. Various styles existed during this period. Some were short, some were long, with low, high or even no collars at all

8 Between 1940s and 1960s Starting from the 1940s, Cheongsams became closer-fitting and more practical. In summer, women wore sleeveless dresses. Qipaos of this period were seldom adorned with patterns The Qipao became standard female attire until the 1960s. Following Western fashion, the tailors raised the them, even to above the knee, so that the "long" was long no longer

9 Between 1940s and 1960s

10 During cultural revolution
During this period, qipao was prohibited by the government for traditional concept.

11 Nowadays Qipao is a vibrant part of Chinese culture. When wives of China's diplomats attend important social gatherings, the Qipao is their first choice among dresses. Qipao is no longer a garment particular to Chinese women, but is adding to the vocabulary of beauty for women the world over.

12 Gorgeous Qipao

13 Gorgeous Qipao

14 The popularity of Qipao


16 Thank You Goodbye!

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