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Paris hosts beauty contest honouring áo dài

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Phí Thị Thùy Linh was crowned Mrs Áo Dài Việt Nam, a contest to honour the beauty of the traditional costume.

Phí Thị Thùy Linh (right) tries on áo dài designed by Ngọc Hân (left). — VNS Photo Trần Lương


The pageant was held in Paris on May 12, drawing Vietnamese contestants aged 35 and above living in Paris as well as across the globe.

Linh showcased many long dresses designed by Ngọc Hân. The designs were inspired by lotus, pottery and bamboo to honour Vietnamese traditional culture.

The contestants were tested in an interview, ramp walk in áo dài (traditional long dress) and evening gowns, photo shoot and a Q&A session for finalists.

The contest serves as a platform to promote the splendour of the Vietnamese áo dài among the international community while encouraging younger generations of Vietnamese living abroad to take interest in the history and values of the costume.

The jury included actor Hoàng Dũng, actress Chiều Xuân, Đinh Hiền Anh (Mrs Vietnam World 2017 and Miss Diamond Empire 2017) and French celebrities.

Prior to this, Linh made it to the top 10 in Miss Vietnam 2010. She works as a businesswoman.


Source: VNS

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