Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — A unique fashion show where journalists from Vietnam Television (VTV) will walk the ramp at the National Museum of Vietnamese History will be held on September 22.
An auction will then be organised and all the proceeds will go to needy children under 16 with congenital heart disease.
The show titled “Qui E Ora - For Children’s Hearts” will feature as many as 30 current and former journalists who will showcase three collections by designer Vũ Trần Đức Hải, Duy Nguyễn and trade mark Silky Viet Nam. The collections will be themed Italy with art from the ancient Roman and Renaissance periods using Vietnamese cloth, such as linen and silk.
"Qui E Ora" in Italian means “right here, right now” and is a message to everyone to respect each moment to maintain active power within themselves and to inspire others, said the organisers.
The show will gather popular journalists and news presenters such as Hoài Anh, Thu Hà, Hoàng Trang and Hạnh Phúc, as well as Mai Ngọc and Đan Lê. There will also be singers such as Khánh Linh, Mai Trang and Đông Hùng, as well as violinist Trịnh Minh Hiền, guitarist Kenjah David and the band Oplus. The artistes will perform classic pieces from Italy and the rest of Europe and contemporary Vietnamese music.
The project is being undertaken by VTV’s Tấm Lòng Việt (Vietnamese Hearts) Fund and the Italian Embassy in Việt Nam.
Journalist Trương Anh Ngọc from the Vietnam News Agency will display 30 photos he took during his time in Italy.
Journalist Hoài Anh said she was excited to be part of this charity show though she was not tall enough to be a model. “Models like me who are not as tall will have their own ways to shine,” she said. “This is a meaningful project as it’s not easy to gather so many busy journalists from various departments of VTV at one time.”
Saying she was not sure how she would do as a model, news presenter Phí Nguyễn Thùy Linh said she hoped her participation would inspire other people to give to charities.
The show will take place in the yard of the museum with very little equipment to cut down on costs and save more money for the cause. All the performers will participate voluntarily.
According to the organisers, many contributors have donated valuables for the auction, including the Italian ambassador to Việt Nam, Cecilia Piccioni, and designer Đỗ Trịnh Hoài Nam.
The show will start at 6pm, September 22, at No 1 Phạm Ngũ Lão Street, Hà Nội.
The charity programme For Children’s Hearts run by the VTV and Viettel Military Telecommunications Corporation since October 2008 has offered free heart operations to 4,000 needy children throughout the country and heart checks-up to 50,000 other children. — VNS