Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Lin Dai - Chinese legendary screen goddess

An exhibition of Lin Dai's clothes which included elegant qi bao pieces including this lacy, dark green number.

Lin Dai was the legendary movie queen of Hong Kong in the 50's and 60's. She made many movies under Hong Kong's Shaw studios and won numerous awards and accolades at the Asian Film Festival. My mum was a great fan of hers and told me that it was most tragic that she committed suicide in 1964 at the peak of her career. She was one of the most elegant actresses of her time and till this day, Hong Kong cinema still pay her tribute by organising festivals of her movies and exhibitions of her dresses which included a beautiful selection of qi paos.

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