Celebrated Fashion Designer Vivienne Tam Explores Artnet Galleries

See what the world-renowned fashion designer and businesswoman is loving from Artnet Galleries.

Award-winning fashion designer and renowned businesswoman Vivienne Tam has was been internationally lauded for her contributions to fashion. Her culture-bridging, east-meets-west designs are held in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Victoria and Albert Museum, and her evening gowns have been seen on the likes of Lady Gaga, Jessica Alba, Gong Li, and Paris Hilton. Beyond the runway, she has collaborated with brands such as HP, Google, and Starbucks to bring a little fashion to the tech sphere––it’s no wonder why Forbes named her one of the top Chinese-Americans in the business world.

We had the chance to catch up with the designer, businesswoman, and author to hear about her morning routine, the location she’s most excited to check out post-pandemic, and her favorite artworks currently live for bidding on Artnet Galleries.

Vivienne Tam’s Favorite Things

Movie: Dark Waters directed by Todd Haynes.

Party favor: Olives.

Restaurant: Home – my mum’s cooking.

Bucket list destination: India and Marrakesh.

Quarantine hobby: 21 Days of Abundance Meditation by Deepak Chopra, hiking, and yoga.

Location you’re most excited to travel to post-pandemic:  Bali.

Artist: The universe. And my favorite artwork is the morning clouds.

Museum: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Recent TV show: Story of Yanxi Palace.

Book you have read during quarantine: The Chill Panda: Dealing with Change in Work and Life by Joseph Rodarick Law.

Documentary: Black Whole starring Nassim Haramein (on youtube).

Emoji:  🙏🏻

Food to eat for breakfast: Sweet potato, and I’ll do oil pulling before breakfast.

Way to celebrate success: Go for a spiritual retreat.

Vivienne Tam’s Gallery Picks 

Picasso once said “Art is a lie that reveals the truth,” and I totally agree with that. I gravitate towards art that has an emotional statement or expression beyond what is presented visually that captivates the viewer, that also provokes you to think deeply, touches our innermost realm, inspires you, and gives out positive energy. Artwork that feels effortlessly captivating.

– Vivienne Tam

Wang Xin
We Will Change The Art World (2015)

Courtesy of De Sarthe.

Keith Haring
Pop Shop Quad II (1988)

Courtesy of Guy Hepner.

Yayoi Kusama
Nets 24 (1997)

Courtesy of Whitestone Gallery.

René Magritte
La Valse Hésitation (1971)

Courtesy of michael lisi/contemporary art.

Catherine Opie
Solar Eclipse 97% (2015)

Courtesy of Lehmann Maupin.

Ablade Glover
Marketscape I (2018)

Courtesy of October Gallery.

Cindy Sherman
Untitled #579 (2016)

Courtesy of Sprüth Magers.

Xiao Lu
One (2015)

Courtesy of 10 Chancery Lane Gallery.


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