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Cinderella and Her Qipao

 
Date:3/11/2023-5/5/2024
Opening Hours: Monday, Wednesday to Sunday: 10am - 8pm
                                   Christmas Eve and Chinese New Year's Eve: 10am-5pm
                                   Closed on Tuesdays (except public holidays), and the
                                   first two days of the Chinese New Year
Venue:Exhibition Hall, Hong Kong Film Archive

Free Admission


Qipao (aka Cheongsam) is a fashion symbol of Chinese culture. Its popularity reached its peak in mid-20th century Hong Kong, where female celebrities showcased their trendy outfits and exuded their graceful beauty. A significant part of a rich Chinese cultural legacy, the cheongsam making technique was inscribed onto the National List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of China, and qipaos can be seen in motion pictures even to this day. The 'Cinderella and Her Qipao' exhibition is a programme of the 2023 Hong Kong Pop Culture Festival and a continuation of the 'The Stars, the Silver Screen and the Qipao' exhibition in 2017. Qipaos from a selection of films that span across different eras will be displayed in the new exhibition, recreating the cultural landscapes of the past with pieces worn by iconic actresses such as Li Lihua, Hsia Moon, Maggie Cheung and Brigitte Lin.

31 film costumes will be displayed in the exhibition, together with related film footage, in order for visitors to have a deeper understanding of qipao in films.

Programme Enquiries: 2739 2139