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Sy Hoang is back with new ao dai show
Local veteran fashion designer Sy Hoang will host his latest ao dai (Vietnamese long dress) show at Ao Dai Exhibition in HCMC’s District 1, starting from January 3.
The designer has regularly held ao dai performances for ten years now and these shows have made his reputation and stirred up local people’s interest.
The latest show is named “Am vang dat nuoc” (the echo of the country) with an aim to bring a special influence of ao dai to people around the world. Host of the show will be journalist Trac Thuy Mieu,
Mieu told the Daily that models would perform ao dai styles from the 18th century until current time. Images of the last queen of Vietnam, Nam Phuong, in her imperial costume will be revived at the show.
“During the show, apart from ao dai, there are performances of traditional costumes of 54 ethnic groups of Vietnam, accompanied with traditional musical instruments and songs of hat xam (traditional singing of the North performed by blind artists), chau van (a traditional singing style of Vietnamese people in the northern province of Nam Dinh), and cai luong (Southern opera).
Prior to the show, spectators can admire a collection of ao dai of different times in the main hall of the venue and have better understanding on the historical values of the national costume.
Designer Sy Hoang and director Ngoc Duyen have to choose 40 models for the upcoming show. Those who have been chosen for the show have suitable body figures and look fit for this ao dai collection.
The show is expected to take place daily from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. with the ticket priced at VND700,000 and VND800,000 per person. Tourist companies and schools will have discounts for groups of visitors.