Vietnamese-American designer to judge Project Runway contest
HCM CITY (VNS)— Fashion designer Tran Quoc Dung will return to Viet Nam and join three other judges of the reality show Project Runway.
Tran, who was an electrical engineer before changing careers, will judge the contest with model Truong Ngoc Anh, fashion designer Cong Tri, and journalist Thien Huong, who will select three of five contestants.
To be aired today on Viet Nam Television, the five shortlisted candidates will be judged on their collections based on the style of the 1960s, and the films of fashion icon Audrey Hepburn.
“Being a judge is an interesting experience for me,” said Tran. “I see that the designers have a unique style.”
The acclaimed fashion designer has staged many fashion shows in recent years. Last year, he presented his collection at Couture Fashion Week in New York City.
Since launching his first couture collection in 2009, Tran’s (also known as Cory) artistic expressions have garnered recognition in the fashion industry and captivated celebrities, including Toni Braxton, Kelly Rowland, Brandy, Sisslee Lopez, Channel Iman and Tyra Banks, who have all worn his designs. — VNS