qipao’s golden era, 1930s.


This is a  picture that epitomizes the qipao’s golden era, the 1930s. A girl dressed in a vibrant floor-length qipao, set against the backdrop of 1930s qipao’s golden er; A Prosperous City That Never Sleeps, 1930s. By Yuan Xiutang and is a collection of the Shanghai History Museum.  This piece was useful at the time because it needed to represent the qipao’s golden era – the celebrities, the movies, the advertisements, and posters that represented wealth and glamour. They also needed to show off the fashion aspect of the era. which was the dresses themselves, in a dizzying array of colors, patterns, and fabrics.