King & Country
The Red Vespa Girls
Following the success of our first three Vietnamese ‘Vespa’ girls we have had many requests from Vietnam collectors for additional variations.
Here is one more...
The traditional national dress of Vietnamese girls and women is the ‘Ao Dai’, a long, form fitting, silk tunic worn with pants and most commonly seen on special occasions such as TET, the New Year celebration or for weddings and funerals.
Before the ready availability of Western dress for Vietnamese women many schools and colleges also required their female pupils and students to wear some form of everyday ‘Ao Dais’ as part of their uniform.
This young women wears a colourful, pink-patterned version of the national costume as she navigates her gleaming white Vespa through Saigon’s bustling streets.