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  • Place of origin:

    London (designed)
    China (made)

  • Date:

    2010 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Zhang, Huishan (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk, lace and embroidery.

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Huishan Zhang

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    China, Room 44, The T.T. Tsui Gallery, case 7

Huishan Zhang's trademark piece is the qipao, the body-hugging women's dress, often associated with 1920s Shanghai, bringing together Chinese culture and traditions with western society and a modern twist. Here, he has reconstructed the traditional qipao and the classical motif of dragon robes in silk organza, hand embroidery and lace.

Physical description

White organza couture dress with black lace embroidery of traditional Chinese dragon and flower petals. The lace is half hand made, half machine made.

Place of Origin

London (designed)
China (made)


2010 (made)


Zhang, Huishan (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Silk, lace and embroidery.


Length: 100 cm

Descriptive line

Couture dress, white organza, lace, embroidery, dragon, by Huishan Zhang, China, A/W 2011.

Labels and date

Dress for a woman
2010, Huishan Zhang (born 1982)

Although the qipao first appeared in the 1920s, it still embodies femininity and modernity. It also has an international appeal and can be embellished with a modern twist for each season. Here, the Chinese-born designer Huishan Zhang has de-constructed the classical qipao and cleverly incorporated motifs from the most traditional Chinese garment, the dragon robe. [55 words]

Embroidery and lace on silk
Given by the designer
Museum no. FE.17-2012

2010年 張卉山設計龍紋旗袍




Embroidery; Lace


Fashion; Europeana Fashion Project

Production Type

Haute couture


East Asia Collection

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