Kelly Marie Tran lately paid historical past to her heritage as she celebrated her historic Disney princess position. The Raya and the Final Dragon actress loved the movie’s premiere with a digital purple carpet, and selected a conventional Vietnamese áo dài for the event. She had the assistance of designer Thai Nguyen, who made her dream costume a actuality. For Thai, Kelly’s resolution to honor their tradition left a robust impression.
“After I first heard my buddy @kellymarietran was to be the most recent and the first ever Southeast Asian Disney princess, I used to be overjoyed. I am so proud that Kelly is breaking one other glass ceiling,” Thai wrote on Instagram. “Think about how I felt when she referred to as and informed me she wished me to decorate her for the premiere of Raya and the Final Dragon… AND in an ao dai??”
Thai designed a beautiful robe for Kelly with intricate gold embroidered detailing and a complementary headpiece. He stated “pleasure and pleasure” could not adequately describe the way it felt to be concerned on this “really particular mission.” Thai defined, “Kelly and I share ardour for what we do and a robust love for Vietnamese tradition. We additionally each perceive the challenges of being underrepresented minorities in aggressive areas. It’s laborious to place into phrases how a lot it means to me that we had been capable of be part of these feelings and experiences, flip it into an iconic ao dai, and share our heritage with the world.” See extra of her costume within the pictures beneath.