In the first exhibition of its kind in North America, the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, in partnership with the Association for Viet Arts is pleased to present Ao Dai: A Modern Design Coming of Age. The ao dai (pronounced 'ow yie' in the south, but 'ow zie' in the north) is a versatile garment of ancient Vietnamese origin known for its unique beauty and grace. Considered a cultural symbol of Viet Nam, the ao dai is worn by women and men as a fitted tunic-style gown over long, loose-fitting pants. The exhibition features the largest survey ever of historical and contemporary ao dai pieces, many never before seen in by the public, from international designers, collectors and a royal restorer. Fashion designer Chloe Dao, winner of Bravo TV’s “Project Runway” will appear at the opening reception Sunday, April 23, 2:00-4:00pm.
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New Links to Vietnam Online Services
January 22, 98: Concurrent with the announcement of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) setting up shop in Vietnam, we've seen several new Web sites launched with the top domain name".vn", signifying they're from Vietnam proper. Links to these have been added to our Vietnam Online Services page, as well as other resources about Vietnam. Interesting reading, indeed.
New Viet-Europe Link
January 7, 98: Happy New Year, everybody. Our Vietnamese online community continues to grow by leaps and bounds. Among all the new links submitted to VietGATE during this Holiday season, the most impressive came from VietFrance.Com. In this new virtual community you'll find culture, music, art, history, religion, all kinds of other neat stuff, all put on the Web by Vietnamese residing in France and Europe. Enjoy, and keep sending us these gems...
90,000+ Vietnamese Pages Indexed In VietSearch
December 18, 97: VietSearch can now sort through and deliver over 90,000 Vietnamese-content Web pages, all stored and indexed within our growing database. The nearest comparable search facility has only 6,000 URLs. This makes VietGATE the largest search engine of its kind, and thanks to a full OC48 fiberoptic link to the Net, the fastest one as well.
Unibrowse Font Helper Goes Online
December 15, 97: Tired of having to load disparate Vietnamese fonts to read your favorite Web sites? Give our Unibrowse utility a try. This nifty application will change the font encoding on the pages you pull up and will allow you to read them using the fonts you do have on your system, on the fly!...
New Links in Religions Page
Sep 12, 97: Check out the new links we've just entered in VietGATE's Religious Web Sites page.
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