Đoàn kết - Sáng tạo - Hội nhập - Phát triển
     
Today, Oct 23,2014
Homepage 
Introduction 
News 
11th Vietnam National Women's Congress 
International Relations 
Women's Insights 
Gender and Development 
Family 
Agent Orange/Dioxin 
Culture 
Vietnam today 
Oversea Vietnamese Women 
Job Recruitment 
Search

CWD

Visitor: 40951137

CULTURE
Vietnam’s costumes at int’l beauty contests
Posted: Mar 05,2010
From the left: Chung Thuc Quyen, Huong Giang, Vinh Thuy and Hoang Yen in traditional costumes.

VietNamNet Bridge – This year many Vietnamese men and women participated in international beauty pageants, but they treated investments in costumes lightly, especially in traditional garments.

Huong Giang, Vietnam’s contestant at the Miss World pageant, asked designer Son Collection to send two more gowns to South Africa quickly because her costumes received negative comments.

 

Vinh Thuy attended the Mister International 2009 in Taiwan in costumes of Sea Collection by designers Do Manh Cuong and Thinh Tri. His traditional outfit was designed by Thinh Tri, a lecturer from the Art University. The major theme of this costume is describing Vietnam’s history through patterns.

 

Vinh Thuy’s traditional outfit – a loin cloth – is very similar to the one that Tien Doan performed in the Mister International 2008, so it didn’t surprise the jury.

 

Meanwhile, Chung Thuc Quyen passed 80 contestants to win the Best Traditional Outfit at the Miss Supernational pageant in Poland. This is the first time Vietnam earning this award at an international beauty contest. Thuc Quyen is also the first Vietnamese girl who brought ao tu than (four panel traditional dress) and non quai thao (flat palm hat with fringes) to an international pageant, instead of the ao dai.

 

 Designer Thuan Viet, who created the traditional outfit for Thuc Quyen, noted: “The Vietnamese ao dai is very beautiful, but it has become very familiar, so I have to design a different traditional costume. We have up to 54 ethnic groups so designers can make very unique costumes.”

 

Thuan Viet also designed the traditional outfit for Huong Giang at the Miss World pageant, which was highly appreciated.

 

 Lacking of preparation time for international pageants is the common excuse used by Vietnamese contestants, who have had to wear clothes provided by sponsors.

 

Hoang Yen was criticized for wearing a black ao dai at the Miss Universe 2009 in Bahamas. The ao dai looked heavy with dragons on the panels. Some said that dragons are the symbol of kings, so they are not suitable for ao dai.

 

Mai Phuong Thuy was also said to look older in her black ao dai embroidered with a peacock.

 

 

Source: VietNamNet/TNTT>

Print Send page Go top  

 
More news:
Link to next news ››  
 

"... From the beginning of the first century A.D., when the two Trung Sisters rose up to fight the enemy and save the nation, until now, whenever our country has faced danger, our women have contributed whatever they could toward the cause of national liberation.

Our people are grateful that our mothers from South and North alike have borne and raised our nation's generation of heroes....

Under the Socialist system, tens of thousands of women have become specialists in different fields and, as cadre, serve as directors and vice-directors of factories, leaders of farming cooperatives, presidents of People’s Committees, and general secretaries of Party Cells....

And so, the women of Vietnam from ancient times until now, from South to North, from young to old, are truly heroes ..."

(Excerpted from President Ho Chi Minh's speech on the 36th Anniversary of Vietnam Women's Union 20 October 1966)

New entries
 • Vietnam Women’s Union delegation visits Brunei Darussalam
 • Vietnam Women’s Union President welcomes Korean Democratic Women’s Union delegation
 • Promoting the rights of disadvantaged older people in Vietnam
 • Parental and family roles in preventing and controlling violence and abuse against children
 • VWU delegation attends 16 ACWO General Assembly, Malaysia
 • Vietnam Women’s Union appreciates contributions of women artists, writers and journalists
 • Discussion on surrogacy and family issues in draft revised Marriage and Family Law
FDIF En
DH PN
acwo

For Advertise

 

@CopyRights Vietnam Women’s Union. All Rights Reserved
Address: 39 Hang Chuoi Street, Hanoi, Vietnam; Tel: (84.4) 9713436 - 9713437 - Fax: (84.4) 9713143 - Website:
http://hoilhpn.org.vn

canada goose outlet parajumpers canada goose uk outlet canada goose parkas