The QiPao became popular in the 1920’s 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, the gorgeous dress has made its way back into fashion. Today, Lisa Zhu and ChenCheng (from our previous embroidery talk) will share the history of the QiPao. There will be a variety of fabrics with ChenCheng’s beautiful and unique designs for you to choose from, and Mr. Li, a professional tailor, to take your measurements if you are interested in having a QiPao made as a unique and long lasting memory for you to take home.
Wednesday, June 7
9:15am Registration, 9:30am-11:45am
Metro Line 10 & 13, Xintiandi stop, exit 6, corner of Madong and Fuxing Lu.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org by June 4, under subject type “QiPao” and include your membership number, mobile phone number and WeChat ID. SEA cancellation policy applies after June 4. SEA coordinator is Beth Howder, mobile: 150-0017-4461.