Beauty contest honouring ao dai held in Paris hinh anh 1Phi Thi Thuy Linh (right) tries on ao dai designed by Ngoc Han (left). (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNS/VNA) – Phi Thi Thuy Linh was crowned Mrs Ao Dai Vietnam, a contest to honour the beauty of the traditional costume.

The pageant was held in Paris on May 12, drawing Vietnamese contestants aged 35 and above living in Paris as well as across the globe.

Linh showcased many long dresses designed by Ngoc Han. The designs were inspired by lotus, pottery and bamboo to honour Vietnamese traditional culture.

The contestants were tested in an interview, ramp walk in ao dai (traditional long dress) and evening gowns, photo shoot and a Q&A session for finalists.

The contest serves as a platform to promote the splendour of the Vietnamese ao dai among the international community while encouraging younger generations of Vietnamese living abroad to take interest in the history and values of the costume.

The jury included actor Hoang Dung, actress Chieu Xuan, Dinh Hien Anh (Mrs Vietnam World 2017 and Miss Diamond Empire 2017) and French celebrities.

Prior to this, Linh made it to the top 10 in Miss Vietnam 2010. She works as a businesswoman.-VNA