PEPIN is a series of thematic titles on various types of textile and dress - including unusual and overlooked styles. Each volume contains introductory text, fashion plates an/or historical images to show the subject in its original context and high-quality photographs and drawings of clothing, patterns, decorative details, etc. A wide selection of these images is saved on the enclosed CDs.The extremely elegant and feminine Cheongsam is a quintessential Chinese women's dress of the 20th century - in its modern form, a fusion of traditional Chinese costume and western fashion. CHEONGSAM contains a stunning visual overview of the various styles of the archetypal Chinese cheongsam (qipao in Mandarin), from the early 20th century to the present day. Included is a scholarly text about its development, construction schemas and a great many detailed photographs and drawings.