I love that Hong Kong airport has little bilingual exhibition displays between some of the gates that highlight history and culture of Hong Kong. This one was about the cheongsam, ‘Hong Kong Cheongsam Story‘, curated by the Hong Kong Museum of History and Hong Kong Arts Centre.
Visited: 7 February 2018
Intro text to ‘Hong Kong Cheongsam Story’. I don’t have a problem with the duplication of messages within an exhibition. Visitors dip in and out of the text in exhibition. This little exhibition took this a little far. We got similar, sometimes word for word, information in intro, timeline and cabinet labels.
Aside from the large poster (which is 1920s-30s), the others are examples of the cheongsam in 1960s Hong Kong advertising.
Ever versatile, the cheongsam in vibrant orange with beehive hairdo. Paula Tsui on the cover of her album ‘New version of Peach Blossom River’, 1970s
Cheongsam barbie! The ultimate east-west crossover.
And here’s barbie in a more contemporary print cheongsam.
Not exactly sure what they are getting at here.
I love these knot buttons. Such variety and detail.
Somewhere in these devilish measurements is the reason why dressmakers can’t make a cheongsam the fits me