|Miss Universe Vietnam 2017 H’Hen Nie says she loves wearing "ao dai" as it boasts her feminist charm (Photo: VNA)
This year, Miss Universe Vietnam 2017 H’Hen Nie, who sealed a historic top five place of Miss Universe 2018, is the representative of the festival.
The festival will feature a beauty pageant contest, a photo competition, a seminar on materials for “ao dai”, and parades. Festival goers will be introduced to “ao dai” collections by 26 designers from across Vietnam and a designer from South Korea.
| 3,000 women wear "ao dai" and shape a giant tree to call for environmental protection (Photo: baotintuc.vn)
Nguyen Thi Anh Hoa, Deputy Director of the Ho Chi Minh municipal Department of Tourism, said: “Each collection is set on a specific theme, such as environmental protection. This is also the theme of an activity on Nguyen Hue walking street where ladies wear ‘ao dai” and shape a giant tree.”
On Sunday 3,000 people wearing “ao dai” paraded along Nguyen Hue street.
| An "ao dai" fashion show opens the festival in Ho Chi Minh City on March 2, 2019. (Photo: VNA)
During the two-week festival, some 15 activities and programs will take place across famous spots of in Ho Chi Minh City. This annual festival has become a trademark of Ho Chi Minh City’s tourism and culture.