A fashion show featuring Vietnamese traditional Ao dai titled “Our Ao Dai” will take place on the evening of April 9 at the Temple of Literature – Quoc Tu Giam, Hanoi.

Some samples of Ao dai outfits are introduced at a press conference took place on March 6. Photo: VNA

The event will feature more than 600 Ao dai outfits from 15 collections by Vietnamese designers, including Minh Hanh, Ngoc Han, Lan Huong, Chu La and Trinh Bich Thuy. More than 400 models who are actresses, beauty queens, amateur models, especially the ladies of the ambassadors of Italy, India and Laos will walk the runway dressed in Ao dai.

On this occasion, 15 sets of Ao dai will be donated to the Vietnam Women’s Museum by the designers.

Traditional Ao dai is an important cultural heritage associated with the beauty of Vietnamese women. Through the event, the organizing board wishes to honor the traditional attire, which will be included in the list of cultural heritage at national level, with the prospect of being nominated as the Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

It is also aimed at preserving and promoting Vietnam’s traditional values and the beauty and grace of the Ao dai, a symbol of feminine beauty in Vietnam as well as raising awareness of preserving and protecting the Vietnamese Ao dai among the community.  

The event is part of the campaign titled “Ao dai – a Vietnamese Heritage” that is launched by Vietnam Women’s Union Central Committee.