The Qipao became popular in the 1920s and officially became the national dress of China in 1929. During the dramatic and dark days of the cultural revolution, the Qipao was completely forbidden as a symbol of the old way of thinking. With the economy and cultural changes in China, this gorgeous dress has made its way back into fashion. Today, Lisa Zhu and Chen Cheng will share the history of the Qipao. There will be a variety of fabrics with Chen Cheng’s beautiful and unique embroidery designs from which you can choose. If you are interested in having a Qipao made, Mr. Li, a professional tailor, will be there to take your measurements. Create a unique and long- lasting reminder of China.
Monday, May 7
9:30am Registration, 9:45am to 11:45am
Xintiandi Metro Stop, outside of exit 6 Madang Rd. and Fuxing Rd. (M)
(metro line 10 or 13 to Xintiandi station, exit 6)
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org by May 4. Under Subject type “Qipao” and include your membership number, mobile phone number, and WeChat ID. SEA cancellation policy applies after May 4. The event costs need to be paid in cash only. SEA coordinator is Beth Howder, WeChat ID: bethhowder.