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Vietnamese Ao Dai during wartime

Vietnamese Ao Dai during wartime

Ho Chi Minh City’s War Remnants Museum has launched an exhibition on November 22 tracing the history of Vietnam’s iconic long dress Ao Dai during wartime.

The exhibition, open until December 17, was part of activities marking Vietnam Cultural Heritage Day (November 23).

Visitors can admire the variety of Ao Dai styles worn by women who joined the past struggles against foreign invaders.

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Evolution of the ao dai

Evolution of the ao dai

The styles of Vietnamese long dress, or ao dai, have gone through a number of changes over different periods, and it is still survives today, marking Vietnamese traditions.

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Ao Dai becomes most popular national dress at Miss Universe

Ao Dai becomes most popular national dress at Miss Universe

Ao Dai (Vietnamese traditional long dress) worn by Truong Thi May at the Miss Universe contest becomes the most favoured national costume, according to Missosology website.

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Supermodel contestants graceful in Ao Dai

Supermodel contestants graceful in Ao Dai

The Catwalk section of Vietnam Supermodel Contest 2013 was held in Ho Chi Minh City on August 28 with Ao Dai (traditional long dress) and bodysuit costumes.

Judges included French expert Henri Hubert, Vice Editor-in-chief of Young Fashion (Thoi Trang Tre) magazine and Vietnamese supermodel Hoang Yen.

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Vietnamese Ao Dai shown at Chambord

Vietnamese Ao Dai shown at Chambord

One hundred samples of Ao Dai (traditional long dress) from three Vietnamese designers Minh Hanh, Cong Khanh and Trong Nguyen were shown at ancient castle Chambord in France on September 7.

They are of three distinctive styles but bear the stamp of Vietnamese culture, based on the image of phoenix as a symbol of beauty and luckiness in life.

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Ao Dai show connects East-West culture

Ao Dai show connects East-West culture

The Chula Design House introduced its new collection of Ao Dai (traditional long dress) as part of the 2013 Radio Asia Conference in Hanoi on July 29.

The clothes are made with traditional embroidery and lacquer painting techniques on Vietnamese silks featuring the country’s landscape, architect, culture, culinary art, flowers and women.

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Vietnam’s Ao Dai show in Italy

Vietnam’s Ao Dai show in Italy

Vietnam’s traditional Ao Dai (long dress) collection designed by Hoang Hai will be presented at the Hanoi-Florence fashion show in Italy on April 23.

The event commemorates 40 years of Vietnam-Italy friendship.

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Vietnam’s Ao Dai show in Italy

Vietnam’s Ao Dai show in Italy

Vietnam’s traditional Ao Dai (long dress) collection designed by Hoang Hai will be presented at the Hanoi-Florence fashion show in Italy on April 23.

The event commemorates 40 years of Vietnam-Italy friendship.

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Vietnamese ao dai to be displayed at America’s largest museum

Vietnamese ao dai to be displayed at America’s largest museum

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.

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Miss Vietnam in Vo Viet Chung’s ao dai

Miss Vietnam in Vo Viet Chung’s ao dai

Miss Vietnam 2012 Thu Thao appears on Saigon streets in embroidered ao dai (Vietnamese dress) designed by Vo Viet Chung, a famous fashion designer in HCM City.

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