(VOVworld)- At the 2013 Miss Universe contest in Moscow last night, a Vietnamese Ao dai modeled by Truong Thi May topped the list of 5 best national costumes. May's dress was inspired by a lotus theme and was considered "too impressive to be missed". Truong Thi May's dress was designed by Thuan Viet with lotus motifs, gold brocade and detailed embroidery patterns. The principal colors are bronze and magenta with crystal dots. Truong Thi May said: I'm proud to be a Vietnamese girl. I always hope and try my best. Each contestant has their strong points but I will develop my own strength. I'm proud of two words: Viet Nam. I hope you will support me. Many Vietnamese and the Women's Union of the Overseas Vietnamese in Russia have bought tickets to attend the next round of the contest to support contestant Truong Thi May. In response, May will do her best in the semifinal round on Tuesday and the final round on Saturday. … [Read more...] about Vietnamese Ao dai shines at 2013 Miss Universe contest
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International contestants for Miss Earth 2010, on November 16th, tried on their Vietnamese Ao dai and took part in a rehearsal for today's special competition: Miss Earth with Vietnamese Ao dai. Most of the beauties showed their surprise, admiration, as well as a little shyness when wearing the Vietnamese traditional dress. In white Ao dai with brilliant stones, Miss Panama Nicole Morelle asked her assistant to take as many as photographs of her. She said that "I am very delighted with the dress. I feel surprisingly fascinated and attractive. A Vietnamese Ao dai must be in my luggage to my home country". Holding a conical hat and wearing a colorful Ao dai made of satin, Miss German Reingard Hagemann looked like a Vietnamese girl. The German beauty seemed to know much about the costume she was wearing. She said that she was very proud of wearing Ao dai which was not only nice, colorful but also of long-lasting tradition. "I feel very comfortable", she stressed. Source: … [Read more...] about International beauties interested in Vietnamese Ao dai
VietNamNet Bridge - Traditional ao dai designed by Le Thanh Phuong was exhibited at the Museum of Natural History (U.S.) on January 26. Vietnamese ao dai to be displayed at America's largest museum Recently, Le Thanh Phuong was invited to New York to participate in the Eastern cultural festival at the Museum of Natural History. Phuong's ao dai were performed at the festival, drawing the attention of overseas Vietnamese and American people. Phuong's designs were performed by overseas Vietnamese girls or Vietnamese students in the US. Le Thanh Phuong brought conical hats and lotus flowers from Vietnam as props for the show. On this occasion, he was interviewed by the NBC. He was also invited to talk about Vietnamese ao dai but he could not receive the invitation because his working schedule was full. Phuong's ao dai were also performed for the overseas Vietnamese community in the US. This is a great motivation for him to continue designing ao dai in … [Read more...] about Vietnamese ao dai graceful in the U.S.
Vietnamese ao dai (long dresses) were presented at a fashion show at the "American Museum of Natural History", New York City, at the end of January 2013. Vietnamese fashion designer Le Thanh Phuong presented an ao dai collection at the show, which is part of the museum's Asian Lunar New Year event. The programme included traditional music, food and fashion activities, and is expected to attract artists from China, South Korea and Japan. According to the Institute for Vietnamese Culture and Education, ao dai by Phuong were selected because his designs retain the traditional nature of the dress. Actress Hong Anh was chosen to bring Phuong's ao dai to the US. Once visiting the US, Hong Anh wore Phuong's ao dai, which impressed many Americans with its intact traditional features. Following are photos about Phuong's designs for the exhibition: … [Read more...] about Vietnamese ao dai featured at US museum
VietNamNet Bridge - The Vietnamese ao dai will be exhibited at the "American Museum of Natural History" at the end of January 2013. The "American Museum of Natural History" is one of the largest and most famous museums in the world, including 25 buildings with a total of 46 exhibition halls, research laboratories and the library. The museum currently has a team of more than 200 researchers and about 5 million visitors each year. The museum has become famous around the world because it has appeared in many Hollywood movies, including the blockbuster "Night at the Museum". In late January, the museum will open the exhibition on Eastern culture and the customs to welcome the Lunar New Year. This is a special festival for the countries that have traditional New Year by the moon calendar. The event will have the participation of artists and musicians from Asian countries, including China, South Korea, Japan ... with the major content focusing on fashion, traditional music, … [Read more...] about Vietnamese ao dai to be displayed at America’s largest museum