— by Lyne Lin: Once a standard of modernity, the qipao (cheongsam) was a favorite dress among Chinese woman in the mid 20th century. The body-hugging qipao, giving a sense of femininity, draws attention to any woman wearing it.

While the dress is mostly reserved for weddings and special occasions now, some designers have been trying to bring it back into fashion. Wang Xiaorou is among the new generation of Chinese designers reclaiming this symbolic dress and refashioning the classic attire…

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