Ao Dai exhibition at Vietnamese Women’s Museum
A special exhibition featuring Ao Dai (traditional long dress) is taking place at the Vietnamese Women’s Museum in Hanoi.
Vietnamese long dresses are exhibited on the fourth floor at the Vietnamese Women’s Museum.
Ao Tu Than or four-panel traditional long dress is on display.
Outfits during 1940-1960 period
Ao Dai features with flower patterns between 1971 and 1975.
Outfits by designers Ngan An and Minh Hanh
The event also attracts foreigners.
Ao Dai is accessorized by Non La (palm-leaf conical hat).
The exhibition opens from 8am to 5pm every day.
An entrance ticket costs VND30,000
Many Vietnamese designers have expressed outrage as a Chinese newspaper describes Vietnam’s ao dai as a “Chinese style”.
Ngoc Han, Miss Vietnam 2010, introduced her latest Ao Dai collection to members of the overseas Vietnamese community during an event which was recently held in Saudi Arabia.