The allure of qipao

Who can forget the rhythmic, slow strides of Maggie Cheung in Wong Kar-wai's film In the Mood for Love, showing off her lithe figure, accentuated by the lines of the qipao?

Embraced by the working women of Hong Kong in the 1950s, the form of this elegant Chinese gown still resonates with present-day couturiers.

In this video New York-based Vivienne Tam talks about giving the classic qipao a fresh spin to suit the tastes of her international clientele.

This is the last of our five-part video series celebrating HKSAR 20.