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East meets West in this award–winning book of Chinese style by superstar fashion designer Vivienne Tam–and now it's in a cute, smaller trim size trade paperback!
Celebrated fashion designer Vivienne Tam shares the rare individuality of her own cross–cultural style, combining traditional eastern elements with a modern Western edge. The seductive East–meets–West style is brought alive as Tam takes us on a personal journey featuring the people, places, and things that inspire her. From the sexy cheongsam (the ultimate feminine dress) to the Mao jacket (gives power dressing a whole new meaning), from the elaborate Chinese opera houses to Zen gardens, she teaches such us how to savour the world in a bowl of noodles and the essence of Chinese design in her favourite Ming chair. China Chic is style that is hot, hip, and pervasive to today's–and tomorrow's–pop culture.
East meets West in this lavishly illustrated book of Chinese style -- from fashion and food to art and architecture and home decor. This visual memoir by one of today's hottest designers is full of stunning candor and beauty.
In this beautifully designed and stylish book, fashion icon Vivienne Tam, chosen by People magazine as one of the world's 50 Most Beautiful People, shares the rare individuality of her own crosscultural style, combining traditional Eastern elements with a modern Western edge. The seductive East-meets-West journey featuring the people, places, and things that give her inspiration. She teaches us how to savor the world in a simple bowl of noodles and shows us the essence of Chinese design and her favorite Ming chair. China Chic is style that is hot, hip, and pervasive in today's -- and tomorrow's culture.
One of today's hottest designers takes readers on an illustrated journey of Chinese style--from fashion and food to art and architecture--introducing the people, places, and things that have inspired her. Color photos throughout.
About the Author
Vivienne Tam was born in Canton, China, but emigrated to Hong Kong where she was three years old. She has been featured in Newsweek, People, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Town & Country, Marie Claire, Harpers Bazarre, and Instyle . Her fashions are respresented in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Museum at F.I.T., and the Andy Warhol museum. She now lives in New York City, where she runs a thriving international fashion-based- business.