Hundreds of models and singers will come together on Nguyen Hue Street in Ho Chi Minh City's District 1 on Thursday for a special fashion show honoring the Vietnamese traditional ao dai.
The event is due to begin at 7 p.m. on an 800-meter runway along the street, is meant to celebrate the 126th birthday of President Ho Chi Minh.
A group of 126 models will offer 126 lotus flowers to the statue of the president in front of the town hall.
Different ao dai versions will be introduced together with stories of the city’s history.
There will also be new collections from top local designers, including Si Hoang, Quynh Paris, Thuy Nguyen, Hoai Sang, Tuan Tran and Anh Thu.
Vo Hoang Yen (L) and Miss Vietnam World 2010 Luu Thi Diem Huong will be among the models at the ao dai show in HCMC on May 19, 2016
Among 20 famous singers scheduled to perform are Thu Minh, Trung Dung, Trong Hieu, Trang Nhung, Dong Nhi and Van Mai Huong.
The city authorities have announced that they will hold frequent events on the walking street to entertain locals and tourists.