*The Evolving Chinese Dress, 1909-1973

Cheongsam & Qipao
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This garment presentation examines the fashion trends from China to other transnational communities dating from 1909 to 1973. There will be examples of a “Pleated Skirt, "Glossy Cloth” also known as Bi-colored Silk, Qipao aka Cheong Sam, knotted floral buttons and polychrome silk embroidery. We will examine the fashion and historical context that reflected a restricted lifestyle to a liberated one for Chinese women. We will also examine various fabric and tailoring details. This a powerpoint presentation and will include a sampling of the actual garments.

Presenter Jeanie Low is an award-winning quilt artist living in San Francisco. She is also the author of China Connection:Finding Ancestral Roots for Chinese in America. Her genealogy specialty is 20th century immigration and naturalization records for all ethnic groups and Chinese Americans. Jeanie is a member of the San Francisco Quilters’ Guild, Textile Arts Council and Ethnics Textile Study Group, California Genealogical Society, National Genealogical Society and the Chinese Historical Society of America. She holds a B.A. degree in Chinese Studies, SF State University and an A.A. degree in Library Technology, City College of San Francisco.

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