Vivienne Tam

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Vivienne Tam
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Tam at the 2011 Time 100 gala.
Born Tam Yin Yok / 谭燕玉
(1957-11-28) November 28, 1957 (age 58)
Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
Residence New York City
Education Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Occupation Fashion designer

Vivienne Tam (simplified Chinese: 谭燕玉; traditional Chinese: 譚燕玉; pinyin: Tán Yànyù) is a fashion designer based in New York City. She was born in Guangzhou, Guangdong, China, and moved to Hong Kong at the age of three. She attended the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Tam's fashion brand is named after her and is inspired by Chinese culture, design and modern fashion, and East-West fusion. The theme of her first collection was EAST WIND CODE. Her shops can be found in most major cities around the world. She authored China Chic, a book on Chinese style meeting Western style. She has worked with Hewlett Packard on a special Vivienne Tam range of designer netbook computers, such as a version of the HP Mini 1000 and the HP Mini 210. Tam also appeared on dressup site Stardoll where she has her own suite and brand name. She has also designed dresses for the characters in the Animax movie LaMB.

The designer debuted her collaboration with Chinese jewelry brand TSL at her Spring 2013 fashion show.[1]


  • Tam, Vivienne; Huang, Martha (2000). China Chic. New York: Regan Books. ISBN 0-06-039268-1. 

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Leung, Marana (22 October 2012). "Vivienne Tame Spring 2013". Ms Fabulous. Archived from the original on 2013-05-11. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Eng, Victoria (31 March 1995). "Vivienne Tam". Asian Magazine. 
  • Gordon, Maryellen (29 March 1993). "East Wind Code by Vivienne Tam". Women's Wear Daily. 
  • Ländler, Mark (31 December 2000). "An Empire Built on China Chic". New York Times. 
  • Ma, Fiona; Heather, Harlan (25 March 1999). "Fusion Fashion". Asian Weekly. 
  • Parnes, Frances (29 March 1996). "Vivienne Tam's SoHo Splash". Women's Wear Daily. 
  • "Vivienne Tam Defines China Chic as Fashions with a Western Twist". Associated Press. 6 January 2001. 
  • Leung, Mariana (13 February 2013). "Vivienne Tam Makes Obama a Fashion Icon". Ms. Fabulous. 

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