Ao dai cultural heritage show in HaNoi 2020. An Ao Dai fashion show which features Vietnamese cultural heritage through UNESCO took place at the Temple of Literature in Hanoi on June 28.
The show introduced 21 collections with more than 1,000 Ao Dai of 21 designers in the country. Some Vietnamese cultural heritages recognized by UNESCO as world cultural heritages such as: “Ha Long Bay”, “Danh Winning Trang An”,”Belief in Worship of Hung Vuong”, and “Dong Van Rock Plateau” are brought to the traditional Ao Dai.
60 professional models, 100 students of the Vietnam Women’s Academy, 50 children and foreigners showed up in long dresses in the context of 400 white lanterns and pink lotus in the area.
This is the biggest Ao Dai show ever, with the idea of attaching the heritage to the ao dai. Our artistic and dedicated designers have contributed to the identification and positioning of ao dai as Vietnam’s intangible cultural heritage.
A total of 21 local fashion designers are chosen to introduce more than 1,000 outfits to the general public.
Notable national places such as Ha Long Bay, the Trang An tourism complex, and Dong Van stone plateau have all been printed onto the back of her Ao Dai.
Over 200 models participate in the event, including students of the Vietnam Women’s Academy, children, and foreign citizens living in Hanoi.
As many as 400 lanterns are hung throughout the Temple of Literature which serves to make the space appear more sparking than ever.
The fashion show is widely considered to have been one of the biggest events of its kind in terms of size.
Ngoc Han, Miss Vietnam 2010, is one of the 21 local designers to feature at the fashion show.
She also takes on the role of emcee.
Ngoc Han chooses designs that are part of Pham Trinh’s outfits.
Paola Belfiore, wife of the Italian ambassador to Vietnam wears a blue Ao Dai alongside Nataliya Zhynkina, the Chargé d’Affaires at the Ukrainian Embassy, who wears a red Ao Dai. The pair take part in Ngoc Han’s fashion collection as models.