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Thua Thien-Hue: Nguyen dynasty’s clothing on display

Thua Thien-Hue: Nguyen dynasty’s clothing on display An exhibition of 10 kinds of ao dai (Vietnamese traditional long dress) under the last Vietnamese feudal dynasty, the Nguyen (1802 - 1945), is taking place in Hue ancient capital in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue.

On display at the Huong river antique pottery museum until November 11, the items are part of a collection of Vietnamese researcher Thai Kim Lan. Among them are a dragon-embroidered robe for emperors and other worn by members of the royal family.

On the occasion, designer Trinh Hoang Dieu also puts on stage a number of ao dai designs that combine both traditional and modern features.

Being the national costume when Vietnam was a kingdom, now ao dai stays the national dress for important ceremonies and events./.