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Celebration: Global Qipao Invitational Exhibition

Start Date 29 September 2019
End Date 01 November 2019
Venue China National Silk Museum
Location Hangzhou, China
Curator Zhao Feng

Qipao is one of the most representative dresses of Chinese women. Women are dressing in Qipao all over the world in modern society. The Hangzhou Qipao Festival is working on introducing and using Qipao to connect the world since 2017. In 2019, China National Silk Museum hosts the second Global Qipao Invitational Exhibition a year after the first exhibition.

China will have her 70th birthday in 2019. The exhibition themed in “Celebration”, has invited designers from over 10 countries to design over 40 Qipaos. Designers have used their talent and imagination to present diverse elements of “Celebration” on their design. From the Qipaos they created, we will meet a happy young bride, we can face a fashion office lady and beautiful wish for the birthday of China. This Exhibition will show the new possibility of fashion a traditional Qipao could have, and reconsider how traditional Qipao inherits in a new century. This exhibition is also an annotation to ICOM’s theme in 2019.