First Vietnamese female to model for Dolce & Gabbana

By Y Ly   September 27, 2021 | 06:05 am PT
Phuong Oanh has become the first Vietnamese model to walk the runway of Italian luxury fashion house Dolce & Gabbana at Milan Fashion Week.

At the fashion show on Sept. 25 in Milan, Oanh glittered in a floral jacket, pleated skirt and colorful boots.

The Vietnamese model could not hide her happiness after passing three casting rounds and another two fitting sessions to represent one of the most renowned fashion houses in the world.

"On average, models in the show are 1.8 meters tall," Oanh said, adding Dolce & Gabbana pays a lot of attention to models’ bodies and catwalk skills.

Phuong Oanh walks Dolce & Gabbana runway in Milan, Sept. 25. Photo courtesy of Phuong Oanh

Phuong Oanh walks the Dolce & Gabbana runway in Milan, Sept. 25. Photo courtesy of Phuong Oanh

"I was excited and nervous, but I felt comfortable. Dolce & Gabbana's busy runway gives me more experience. For the first time, I performed in Milan with much calm, which was memorable."

The Dolce & Gabbana show was held in a disco-like atmosphere with glimmering mirrors as a backdrop, its lights and glitzy glamour a call to leave behind the darkness of the coronavirus pandemic, according to designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana.

Previously, Oanh, from the northern province of Dien Bien, also represented MM6 Maison Margiela in its new collection during Milan Fashion Week.

She will depart for Paris on Sept. 26 to join casting rounds for the upcoming Paris Fashion Week, taking place from Sept. 27 to Oct. 5.

Before Oanh, Fuji Nguyen was the first Vietnamese male model to walk the runway for Dolce & Gabbana in New York, 2018.

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