This is a black sleeveless cheongsam with cut-out floral designs. The collar is lined with a plastic support. It is figure hugging and tapered at the bottom, giving the wearer a pencil-slim silhouette. The flap on the right-hand side is secured by press studs.This cheongsam belonged to Mdm. Wu Chuen Chuen, who enjoyed wearing it to work and parties, often with a corset underneath to achieve the desired hourglass figure. A leading businesswoman of her time, Mdm. Wu ran the former Stamford Café at Bras Basah Road for 30 years before it closed in the 1970s.