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"Shanghai Glamour: New Women 1910s-1940s"

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Photograph: Courtesy Museum of Chinese in America
1928 advertisement for Yunshang Fashion Company
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Black qipao with embroidery, 1930s, Private Collection, New York
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Photograph: Courtesy Museum of Chinese in America
Blue qipao, 1940s, Private Collection, New York
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Photograph: Courtesy China National Silk Museum
Blue short jacket, 1920s, with black skirt, 1920s, China National Silk Museum, Hangzhou
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Cover of Liangyou huabao
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Photograph: Courtesy C. V. Starr East Asian Library
Cover of Ling Long magazine, no. 1, 1931
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Cover of The Young Companion
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Photograph: Courtesy China National Silk Museum
Green qipao with printed fabric, 1930s, China National Silk Museum, Hangzhou
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Photograph: Courtesy China National Silk Museum
Grey high-collar jacket, 1910s, China National Silk Museum, Hangzhou
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Photograph: Courtesy China National Silk Museum
Half sleeve purple qi-pao with lace trimmings, 1930s, China National Silk Museum, Hangzhou
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High heels
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Photograph: Courtesy China National Silk Museum
Ivory Western-style long dress, 1930s (detail), China National Silk Museum, Hangzhou
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Photograph: Courtesy China National Silk Museum
Ivory Western-style long dress, 1930s, China National Silk Museum, Hangzhou
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Photograph: Courtesy Museum of Chinese in America
Mesh purse, 1920s, Private Collection, New York
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Naimei dress
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Ostrich feather fan
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Pursues
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Photograph: Courtesy China National Silk Museum
Red qipao dress designed by Hua Danni, 1930s, China National Silk Museum, Hangzhou
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Shanghai nightlife
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Photograph: Courtesy China National Silk Museum
Sheer blue and white qipao, 1930s, China National Silk Museum, Hangzhou
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T-strap evening sandals ca.1932
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The famous Paramount in urban Shanghai
Revisit the styles of early-20th-century Shanghai, when the city was a hub for international investment. The 50-plus magazines, posters and accessories—and 15 garments on display, which include a dozen items from the China National Silk Museum—showcase the social changes the city underwent during the time period.
Event phone: 212-619-4785
Event website: http://mocanyc.org
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