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Designer Minh Hạnh to talk áo dài in Japan

A poster for the talk on ao dai by designer Minh Hanh in Fukuoka on November 8. — Photo
Viet Nam News

HA NOI — Noted designer Minh Hanh has been invited by UNESCO to give a talk on the traditional Vietnamese long dress (ao dai) on November 8, in Fukuoka, Japan.

The talk will be about the development of ao dai since the beginning of the 19th century, while models including Ngoc Han, Thuy Tien and Kim Dung will wear typical examples of ao dai throughout history, from ao dai Le Pho (1930), ao dai Le Mur (1930), ao dai of the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s to ao dai of the 21st century and ao dai of the future.

Designer Minh Hanh has made great efforts to promote ao dai for it to be recognised as a UNESCO intangible cultural heritage.

In 2016, she was presented with the prestigious Fukuoka Prize for Arts and Culture in Fukuoka.

She is the second Vietnamese to receive the prize after historian, Professor Phan Huy Le in 1996.

She was honoured with the Special Award in Asia Collection in 1997 in Japan, which was the first international competition in which she took part.

In 2006, she received the Award of Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government. — VNS

Designer Minh Hanh (third from left) poses with models at the awards ceremony for the Fukuoka Prize for Arts and Culture in Fukuoka in 2016. — Photo

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