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Hanfu Show at the New York Academy night.

At 8pm on October 26, 2014, the 35th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between China and the United States was held in New York University. During the event, Costumes and Culture Research inc was invited to show the Hanfu and introduce the knowledge of Hanfu to the audience in Skirball Center.



The Hanfu show provided by the Costumes and Culture Research inc surprised the New York public. The audience was amazed by the marvelous and beautiful Hanfu show at the party. The organizer also came to thank Costumes and Culture Research inc for its unexpected performance, which was very good and very successful!


Through the Hanfu etiquette displayed in this show, people not only saw the beauty of Hanfu but also understood what Hanfu is. This allows more and more people to get to know Hanfu up close!


Carrying on the traditional culture and promoting the traditional culture is the unshirkable responsibility of each of our descendants.


We hope that the traditional costume of the Chinese nation will shine in the fashion capital of New York, so that more people around the world can learn the Culture of Hanfu.



The first show of Hanfu is the Tang Dynasty Big-sleeved shirt(唐代大袖衫)



Big-sleeved shirts are aristocratic dresses of the middle and late Tang dynasties. They are usually worn on important occasions, such as morning ginseng, courtesy and marriage.



In general, the sleeve width of women's clothing is often more than four feet; The fuchsia and orange large-sleeved shirt is composed of a wide-sleeved cardigan, a long skirt, and a silk(由寬袖對襟衫、長裙、披帛組成).




Next shows are the Ming Dynasty official costumes and Ming Dynasty coat skirt(明代官吏服飾和明代襖裙)


The left suit is a women coat skirt(明製女襖裙). Most of the outer garments are pipa sleeves(琵琶袖). The cuffs may have a rim, and the collar is added a protection(加護領). The lower skirt is mostly equipped with horse-faced pleated skirt and ordinary pleated skirt(多配馬面褶裙和普通褶裙).



Women's coat skirt has longer version and shorter version, cross collar(交領), vertical collar(豎領),square collar(方領), and cardigan(對襟). In fact, this kind of wearing method is very common in mural paintings in Song Dynasty and before.


Whether the clothes are inside or outside, the two styles of the top and the bottom skirt are the main characteristics of the Han nationality women's clothing. This feature can be used to distinguish it from women's dresses of ethnic minorities in the north.



Officials in the Ming dynasty often wore black gauze hats(烏紗帽) and wore Mandarin square(補服). People use mandarin square to distinguish official positions. Civil servants use birds and military officers use beasts.


This gown is the main clothing of men in the Ming Dynasty, not only for official and eunuchs, but also for scholars(in an different the color).



The Han Dynasty Curving-Front robe and Tang Dynasty Full breasted skirt(漢代曲裾和唐代齊胸襦裙)


Full breasted skirt(齊胸襦裙) is a kind of women's coat skirt unique to the Sui, Tang, and Five Dynasties. It’s a skirt with very high waist. The full breasted skirt is generally divided into two types, one is the Dui Jin Full breasted skirt(對襟齊胸襦裙), and the Cross Collared Full breasted skirt(交領齊胸襦裙) .


Wearing a Full breasted skirt underlined the woman's elegant slenderness. It also very suitable for women to wear in this Century.



Curving-Front(曲裾), as known as the Curving-Front Robe(曲裾袍). Originally it is called the Rao Jin(繞襟袍). This robe is divided into upper and lower divisions, similar to Shen Yi(深衣), so it is also called Curving-Front Shen Yi (曲裾深衣)and Rao Jin Shen Yi(繞襟深衣).


The Curving-Front robe has a long sling to hide people’s foot. Therefore, it is known as having subtle and elegant features.


Grace Chen directs the scene in the rehearsal.








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