Authentic Chinese cocktail dress, known as a Cheongsam or Qi Pao. Fitted ankle-length silhouette with mandarin collar, short sleeves, and a thigh-high slit on either side. Gorgeous blue background highlights traditional Asian floral embroidery. Ornate, functional frog closures at base of throat and edge of bodice. Multiple snaps hold the dress securely closed. Metal side zipper. Beautifully made, but we cannot say exactly when. Most likely from the 70s. Fabulous as an evening dress. Would also work as an elegant costume.
Labels: Peony Brand Shaghai China, 38
Fiber/Care: rayon, dry-clean only
Condition: miniscule stain on bodice (see photo), one (interior) snap is not as shiny as the others
*This dress has been professionally dry-cleaned and is ready to wear.*
bust: 38"+ darts
slit height: 24"
length: 53.25" measured on back