c1932 Dress "The modern qipao (or cheongsam in Cantonese) was developed in Shanghai in the mid-1920s and was popularized by wealthy socialites. It was much more fitted than the original loose-fitting qipao." | The Met

Dress (qipao/cheongsam) 1932 China The modern qipao (or cheongsam in Cantonese) was developed in Shanghai in the The modern qipao, in contrast to the original loose-fitting qipao, was much more fitted and revealing. It was popularized by we

Weaver of the Kofun Period (3rd to 6th century) , Japan. Scan from book “The History of Women’s Costume in Japan.” Scanned by Lumikettu of Flickr. Japanese costume many centuries ago…recreation accomplished in Kyoto during the 1930’s..

Weaver of the Kofun Period to century) , Japan. Scan from book “The…

From Old Rags: Japanese woodblock fashion prints from 1887. More images at http://oldrags.tumblr.com/post/33657740380/japanese-woodblock-fashion-prints-from-1887#

From Old Rags: Japanese woodblock fashion prints from More images at…

Lady’s maid, Kamakura Period (1185-1333), Japan.  Scan from book “The History of Women’s Costume in Japan.”  Scanned by Lumikettu of Flickr.  Meticulous 1930’s recreations of Japanese costume

Cotton Japanese kosode, but either a darker green, purple, or red.

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Western hairstyles and dress for upper-class Japanese women and children, 1887 Japan

Steampunk Fashion - Color in Steampunk

Japanese print depicting two young ladies dressed according to the latest Western fashions of the time (with bustles) except that the colors and designs of the fabrics are done to Japanese tastes

Nara Period-style (710-794) karaginu (ancient Chinese garments); Perfect replica: A Momoyama Period-style (1573-1615) kosode (short-sleeved kimono)

Dressing up the fabric of time in Kobe

A dazzling show of 100 detailed replicas of historical women's garments, "Kimono: From the Kofun to the Edo Period" at the Kobe Fashion Museum takes us bac

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