Black cheongsam

This is a black sleeveless cheongsam with cut-out floral designs. The collar is lined with a plastic support. It is figure hugging and tapered at the bottom, giving the wearer a pencil-slim silhouette. The flap on the right-hand side is secured by press studs.This cheongsam belonged to Mdm. Wu Chuen Chuen, who enjoyed wearing it to work and parties, often with a corset underneath to achieve the desired hourglass figure. A leading businesswoman of her time, Mdm. Wu ran the former Stamford Café at Bras Basah Road for 30 years before it closed in the 1970s.

Date/Period
1950s-1970s
Region
Singapore
Dimension
Object size: 109.5 x 43.7 cm
Accession No.
2004-00702
Collection of
National Museum of Singapore
Credit Line
Gift of Irene Hoe
Category
Garments and Accessories

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