The extremely elegant and feminine Cheongsam is a quintessential Chinese women?s dress of the 20th century ? in its modern form, a fusion of traditional Chinese costume and western fashion. CHEONGSAM contains a stunning visual overview of the various styles of the archetypal Chinese cheongsam (qipao in Mandarin), from the early 20th century to the present day. Included is a scholarly text about its development, construction schemas and a great many detailed photographs and drawings. A wide selection of these images is saved on the enclosed CDs.
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