The interlocking of traditional Chinese cheongsam
buttons and Western buttons is creative and elegant, symbolising the East-meets-West characteristics of Hong Kong.
Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight Village, Wirral, 0151 478 4136 - Sun, 25 Feb Chinese Dance Celebrate Chinese New Year with a traditional dance performance and cheongsam
show by the Wirral Chinese Association (a cheongsam
is a straight, silk dress with a high neck).
For example, Mandarin collars of dresses can be snapped on or off, turning a cheongsam
into a cocktail dress and back into a cheongsam
as and when needed.
with intricate embroidery is a classic example.
With a Chanel gown here; two saris there; espadrilles and two beautiful Chinese cheongsam
dresses elsewhere,"Items" mediates between high and low, East and West, couture and common.
, or Qipao in Chinese, evolved from a style of ancient clothing worn by the Manchu ethnic minority.
dress while looking after his elderly mother.
It is perhaps not a coincidence that the "About the Author" page includes a picture of Wang posing with self-possession in a fashionably-designed cheongsam
One of such instances is that a Shaoxing woman considers the madwoman poorly dressed, "[i]t looks more like you were worried your cheongsam
might go mouldy in its chest, so you thought you'd come here to show yourself off.
In the second episode, 'Jessica', the eponymous aspiring actor auditions for a role as a 'student/lawyer/prostitute' and later works, dressed in cheongsam
, handing out wasabi peas on the footpath.
I haven't retained much Mandarin in two decades (and bartering is made all the more difficult because the Chinese have a system of hand symbols for numbers that's more complicated than our one to 10 fingers) but with the help of my iPhone calculator, I manage to haggle down the price of some silver jewellery and a traditional silk Cheongsam
METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART * May 7-August 16 * Curated by Andrew Bolton * Among the most subtly erotic images in all cinema is the slow-motion shot of Maggie Cheung wearing an iridescent cheongsam
that shimmers red to green as she ascends the stairs in Wong Kar-wai's In the Mood for Love (2002).