I was reading the style section of the New York Times today and came across a fascinating article by Joyce Hor-Chung Lau about the special exhibition on the history of the qipao currently at the Hong Kong Museum of History. Called “The Evergreen Classic: Transformation of the Qipao,” this exhibition is like a walk through history as you travel from the loose elaborately styled qipao made famous in portraits of Empress CiXi and her court to the fitted modern gowns worn today. It's a beautiful style of clothing. If you are like me, and can't visit in person, I think that between the pictures on the Hong Kong Museum's website and the New York Times article, it gives you a nice overview of the exhibit.
I found some great blogs with posts about their trips to the exhibit- check them out for a virtual visit: