The show is part of Vietnam Cultural Days in the US, marking the 20th anniversary of the normalization of Vietnam-US diplomatic ties.
Four renowned Vietnamese designers, Minh Hanh, Lan Huong, Quang Nhat, and Chula will introduce their collections at a show called ‘Miraculous Transformation’.
Designer Lan Huong will show off traditional, hand-embroidered ao dai (Vietnamese traditional long dress), while Minh Hanh will display outfits made from brocade woven by ethnic women.
Quang Nhat will use denim, a popular material among Americans, to create dresses printed with images of Vietnamese architecture.
Diego Cortizas, owner of Ha Noi-based Chula brand, will use Vietnamese silk carrying images of the American flag, the Chrysler Building and the Statue of Liberty.
Minh Hanh, whose family lives in the United States, said overseas Vietnamese were hungry for art and music shows from back home.
"This will be an opportunity for American people to better understand the soul of Viet Nam today," said Terry White, Public Affairs Officer at the US Embassy in Viet Nam.
"The more our people learn about each other, the more that Viet Nam and the US will be able to work together to find solutions to many global challenges."
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (identified on the building itself as the John F. Kennedy Memorial Center for the Performing Arts and also commonly referred to as the Kennedy Center), located on the Potomac River in Washington, D.C. opened in 1971, the culmination of almost 40 years of planning, campaigning, and fundraising. The center, the first federally funded performing arts institution in the United States, represents a unique public-private partnership. It is both the nation's living memorial to President John F. Kennedy and the United States' national center for the performing arts. Programs include educational and outreach initiatives, supported almost entirely through ticket sales and gifts from individuals, corporations, and private foundations.
Some photos of the ‘Miraculous Transformation’ collection: