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Update: Here is the Shanta Hublikar song. The blouse seems a little fancy with bow ties on the sleeves. In fact a number of blouses that Ms Hublikar wears in this movie are like 1920s/1930s dresses with the bottom part swan … Continue reading
Keen spotting on the part of the blogger of the Shanghai girl in a qipao in India (see the photograph/calendar)! The actress is Shanta Hublikar playing a prostitute in Manoos – hence perhaps the simple sari and mismatched blouse. Wonder what’s up with all the … Continue reading
The cheongsam doesn’t seem to have influenced fashion in India (perhaps those blouses with stand-up collars?). In Indian cinema they seem to be appear only when the part is Chinese. But here is Madhubala in a cheongsam. Pic source.
In China, the process of modernisation resulted in women adopting the male “scholar gown”, which eventually became the fitted qipao/cheongsam. Among the magazines aimed at the new woman of the time was Ling Long magazine – there are plenty of posts on it on … Continue reading
For my posts on dress reform in Bengal, I have taken a good deal from Malavika Karlekar’s articles. In this picture taken in 1964, Ms Karlekar is on the right. And in the sarong/longyi and blouse is a girl called Aung … Continue reading
The writer MK Binodini Devi (also Manipur royalty) with her sister MK Tombasina, both in the striped phanek. Puff sleeve blouses for young women are fairly common at the time (possibly late 1930s/early 1940s). Her mother’s attire in 1922 while also a sarong+blouse … Continue reading