Fashion designer Lien Huong has taken 60 of her ao dai to America for the contestants to wear in the 2006 Miss Vietnam USA Open pageant in Las Vegas on September 2.
|Designer Lien Huong (in White shirt) and her model (L) and two KBS TV's reporters (R)|
It took her four months to make the modern versions of the traditional Vietnamese outfits, all of them in light tones and most made of crinkled silk.
Lien Huong’s success in the fashion industry can be gauged by her participation in major events in recent years. These include Miss Friendship of the World in Ha Noi in 1999, the tenth anniversary of cultural exchange between Viet Nam and Korea in 2002, and the Charming Vietnam Gala in Australia last year.
And she has been interviewed by Korea’s KBS Television, Japanese television and French television.
The final of the fourth Miss Vietnam USA Open will be contested in the gambling capital of the world by 60 young Vietnamese women from America and elsewhere.