|Truong Thi May's ao dai is among Top 5.
HA NOI (VNS) — The richly embroidered ao dai (traditional woman dress) worn by Vietnamese beauty Truong Thi May at this year's Miss Universe is among the top 5 of best national costumes, according to the Missosology, a pageant - related forum.
"It is richly embroidered with the fabric so classy and elegant and so royal. A real head turning costume," Missosology wrote.
Designed by celebrated designer Thuan Viet, the dress features sophisticated brocade patterns, ancient lotuses, and ornate hand-embroidered details. It has two principal colours - bronze yellow and dark red - and is ordained with Swarovski crystals. He chose to feature the lotus as a symbol of Vietnamese women.
The pageant is taking place in Moscow, Russia. — VNS