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What is the national dress for Vietnamese Women?

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Vietnam Honeymoon

A special, ao dai (traditional Vietnamese long dress) has been introduced by Vo Viet Chung, a famous Vietnamese designer, to mark his 20 years in fashion and welcome the 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long – Hanoi.

Vo Viet Chung’s ao dai has won a place in the Guinness Book of  records, as it has nine back flaps that trail for 100 meters each and a headset symbolizing the nine branches or the Mekong Rever. The dresses features 2,000 diamonds and fold decorative pieces and 1,000 meters of traditional silk, and will be worn by Miss Vietnam 2006 Mai Phuong Thuy at the “Hoi Trung Duong” show at the White Palace Convention Centering Ho Chi Minh City’s Phu Nhuan District on October 4.

Heritage recently spoke with designer Vo Viet Chung about his masterpiece.
What was your motivation in designing such an extraordinary ao dai?
Well, it is designed to serve…

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