Female costume exhibition “Fashion and Change”
Date：2019-03-21 10:38:43 Source：Changjiang Weekly
An exhibition entitled "Fashion and Change" began at the 1911 Revolution Museum on March 8. Centered on Chinese women's lives from the 1840s to the 1940s, it presents over 170 pieces / sets of cultural relics related to Chinese women, such as garments, gold bracelets, jewelry boxes, and hairpins.
A large number of the exhibits on display are pieces of women's clothing from different periods. There are dresses that Manchu women wore in the Qing dynasty, traditional costumes worn by Han women, and qipao — a tight-fitting dress that was popular in the 1920s and 1930s.
One such dress in the exhibition was once the possession of Tang Ying, a cultural figure and celebrity in Shanghai during the 1920s and 1930s. Tang was known for her fine taste in fashion. The embroidered purple qipao on display is made of flannel.
The exhibition also features recreated settings and locations like the traditional local photo
studio, Xianzhenlou, and Hubei's first modern girls' high school. This is in commemoration of the contribution made by people in the campaign for woman's independence and social progress.