Vietnamese traditional “ao dai” introduced in US: Embassy

WVR/VNA - During a recent cultural event hosted by the Embassy of Vietnam in the US, spouses of Ambassadors of foreign countries in the US showcased the elegance of Vietnamese “Ao dai” (traditional long dress).
Vietnamese traditional “ao dai” introduced in US: Embassy
Vietnamese traditional “ao dai” introduced in US: Event at the Embassy of Vietnam in the US. (Photo: Embassy of Vietnam in the US)

The event, which was to celebrate the upcoming Vietnam Women's Day (October 20), saw the participation of the wives of the US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs and ambassadors of Bahrain, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Oman, and ASEAN member nations such as Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam; and female officials from ASEAN countries' Embassies and foreign diplomatic organizations in the US.

Vietnamese traditional “ao dai” introduced in US: Embassy
The spouses of Ambassadors of Vietnam and other countries wearing Vietnamese “ao dai” (traditional long dress) take a group photo with VIP guests. (Photo: Embassy of Vietnam in the US)

Vietnamese Ambassador to the US Nguyen Quoc Dung commended activities hosted by the spouses of the ambassadors of the ASEAN nations in the US, as well as the initiative of organizing this event, saying that it contributed to honoring Vietnamese women, and stepping up exchanges and solidarity among the ASEAN diplomatic community, and promoting distinctive culture values of the ASEAN countries to international friends and partners.: VNA)

Ambassador Dung’s spouse Tran Bich Van said the Vietnamese traditional long dress is not merely a type of clothes, but also reflects the identity and spirit of the Vietnamese people, and the cultural quintessence of Vietnam.

She hoped to have more opportunities to introduce and promote the costumes and Vietnamese culture to friends from ASEAN, the US, and international friends around the world.

Amateur "models" consisted of the spouses of the Ambassadors of Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Vietnam, who performed rather professionally and with excitement.

International friends all admired the beauty and charm of the amateur "models" who said that "ao dai" helps women become charmingly beautiful and attractive.

In the framework of the event, Vietnamese silk products were also introduced to international delegates.

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(Source: WVR/VNA)