When international celebrities glittered in the Vietnamese "ao dai"

By Long Nguyen   October 23, 2019 | 08:29 pm GMT+7

Katy Perry, Rihanna and other stars have looked graceful in the "ao dai" whenever they chose to wear one.

American singer Katy Perry showed her soft spot for ao dai by wearing the Vietnamese traditional dresses twice. In the music video 365, the singer wears a green ao dai with golden polka dots while lying in bed, face make up like a doll. This is not the first time Katy has showed an inclination for clothing from Vietnam. She has worn six costumes designed by the Vietnamese fashion designer Nguyen Cong Tri so far.

American singer and songwriter Katy Perry wears a Vietnamese "ao dai" in a music collaboration with record producer Zedd. Perry and Zedd have teamed up for a new song called "365." In the video, the singer wears a green "ao dai" with golden polka dots while lying in bed, face make up like a doll. This is not the first time Katy has showed an inclination for clothing from Vietnam.

Several months later, in the cover for her new single Small Talk, Katy Perry wore a colorful ao dai with floral patterns.

A few months later the cover of her new single "Small Talk" featured Katy Perry in a colorful "ao dai" with floral patterns. Photo by Facebook/Katy Perry.

In 2018, world famous supermodel Naomi Campbell had her first visit to the southern city of Can Tho and chose an ao dai designed by Cong Tri to wear at an event. The black panther model looks discreet and elegant in the Vietnamese traditional dress, which is different from the rebellion and strong personalities that people often see in her. Photo by VnExpress/Duy Khanh.

In 2018 British supermodel Naomi Campbell (R) made her first visit to the southern Can Tho City and chose an "ao dai" designed by Cong Tri to wear at an event. She looks elegant and demure in an outfit from Tri's "Beloved Coco" collection in contrast to the popular perception of her as a rebel and a strong personality. Photo by VnExpress/Duy Khanh.

In 2012, Rihanna chose a modern design of ao dai for her performance at the MTV Music Video Award. The red sleeveless ao dai was a combination of modern and traditional features, making an impression on international audiences. Photo by Reuters/Mario Anzuoni.

In 2012 Rihanna, Barbadian singer, chose a modern "ao dai" for her performance at the MTV Music Video Award. The red sleeveless dress was a combination of modern and traditional features, and left quite an impression on international audiences. Photo by Reuters/Mario Anzuoni.

Tyra Banks, the renowned host of the reality show America’s Next Top Model, wore a purple ao dai to attend an event in HCMC in 2012. The supermodel looks graceful in the ao dai combining with a modern design of pants. Photo by VnExpress/Thanh Luan.

American supermodel Tyra Banks, host of the reality show "America’s Next Top Model", wore a purple "ao dai" to an event in HCMC in 2012. Photo by VnExpress/Thanh Luan.

 
 
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