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Ao Dai highlighted at UNESCO talk in Japan

Fashion designer Minh Hanh has been invited to join a talk show about the Ao Dai traditional outfit in Japan.

Minh Hanh would attend the event scheduled to be held in Fukuoka, Japan, on November 8 at the invitation by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in Japan. The talk will be about the development of Ao Dai since the beginning of the 19th century. 

  

The information about the talk

Some Vietnamese models such as Ngoc Han, Thuy Tien and Kim Dung will model the ao dai during the talk.

Minh Hanh has made great efforts to promote the Ao Dai as part of efforts for it to be recognised as a UNESCO intangible cultural heritage.

In 2016, designer Minh Hanh was presented with the prestigious Fukuoka Prize for Arts and Culture. She has been the second Vietnamese to receive the prize after historian, Professor Phan Huy Le in 1996.

She was honoured with the Special Award in Asia Collection in 1997 in Japan, which was the first international competition that she joined. In 2006, she received the Award of Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government.