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CHINESE ACTRESSES IN QIPAO / CHEONGSAM Vol.2

The cheongsam emerged from the drive for sexual equality as a signifier of modernity and became the definitive female dress during a tumultuous period of Chinese history. The current resurgence projects varied symbolic meanings including ethnic representation, femininity and perhaps more tawdry associations. Still instantly identifiable as a signifier of ‘Chineseness’ the typical characteristics of the cheongsam remain, however the cheongsam’s symbolic meanings have been repackaged to appeal to a variety of consumers. Seen on film, in art galleries and catwalks around the world, the cheongsam has an undeniably interesting and exciting future.

 

Shu Qi 舒淇

 

Michelle Reis 李嘉欣

 

Carina Lau 刘嘉玲

 

Cherrie Ying 应采儿

 

Huang Yi 黄奕

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