Shenyang Palace Museum in northeast China's Liaoning Province is showcasing more than 20 precious Qipao worn by imperial concubines in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).
As part of the ongoing China Qipao Culture Festival which opened Friday, the exhibition serves as a platform for the exchange and mutual learning among garment lovers, cultural and historical scholars, and practitioners of Qipao from home and abroad.
"With great variety, high-quality material and complicated sewing skills, the exhibited garments show the exquisiteness and luxury of imperial women's clothing at that time," said Li Shengneng, curator of the museum.
Qipao, or cheongsam, originated from the Qing Dynasty, is a classic one-piece and figure-fitting Chinese dress for women.
The exhibition will last until June 9.
The Shenyang palace was the royal complex of three Qing emperors. Some 200,000 imperial items and books were transferred here from Beijing during the Qing Dynasty.