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Shanghai Girl Gets All Dressed Up

BEVERLEY JACKSON will discuss and sign 'Shanghai Girl Gets All Dressed Up'

Sunday, November 14, 2010
2:00 PM
Pacific Asia Museum
46 N. Los Robles Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 91101

It was within the sensual, cinematic setting of 1930s Shanghai that traditional Chinese fashion changed forever. Call them cheongsam, qi pao, or Suzy Wong dresses—the high-collared, body-clinging, slit-to-the-thigh gowns evolved in a world of dramatic change, where Chinese citizens mingled with foreigners from such cosmopolitan cities as Tokyo, London, New York, and Moscow .

In Shanghai Girl Gets All Dressed Up, Asian art historian Beverley Jackson explores the city that fostered such radical cultural and social change and the daring and fashionable women—including actresses, courtesans, and showgirls—who wore these fabulous and revealing dresses.

The program is presented in conjunction with the museum's current exhibition, "China Modern: Designing Popular Culture 1910 – 1970" and is co-sponsored by TGLAinc, Textile Group of Los Angeles Inc.

Light refreshments and book signing follow the program.

RSVP strongly advised, please call the Museum Store, 626.449.2742, ext. 20.

The program is free for museum and TGLAinc members and included in museum admission for non-members, $9 general, $7 for seniors and students.

Pacific Asia Museum is located at 46 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101.

Museum Store626.449.2742 ext. 20

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