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Global Awards and Achievements


After staging her SS2017 runway collection at the Beijing Expo Center, Vivienne received the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from the 2016 Beijing InStyle Expo committee for her contribution to promoting Chinese culture worldwide.

Vivienne Tam x Starbucks Limited Edition - 2016

Vivienne Tam collaborated with Starbucks to create a series of custom designed products inspired by Vivienne’s iconic “Bird and Flora” print. The collection includes a ceramic mug, a S’well bottle and a tote bag that comes with a limited edition Starbucks Card. The products are available at over 400 select Starbucks across Asia.

Opera Girl by Vivienne Tam Watch Face App, World Wide - 2015

Launched in December 2015, this was the first collaboration between Vivienne Tam and the global tech giant, Google. The Android Wear App, featuring Vivienne Tam’s iconic Opera Girl character in nine different animations, is available for download from the Google Play Store.

Metropolitan Museum of Art Exhibition, NYC - 2015

Three of Vivienne Tam’s iconic gowns were featured in the Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition - China: Through the Looking Glass. The exhibition explored the impact of Chinese aesthetics on Western fashion and how China has fueled fashion imagination for centuries.

Vivienne Tam Suite at Hotel Icon, Honk Kong 2015

The Designer Suite by Vivienne Tam for Hotel ICON had been shortlisted as one of the finalists for the “International Hotel & Property Awards 2015, Global Categories, Hotel Suite.”

China Fashion Award - 2015

Vivienne Tam was awarded the International Design Pioneer Award by Channel Young TV on the China Fashion Awards in 2012.

Peace International Foundation - 2011

Vivienne appointed as the Hong Kong Peace Ambassador to promote the UN International Day of Peace and to raise awareness of peace initiatives.

Ambassadors’ Ball - 2011

Vivienne served as Creative Director of this year’s Ambassadors’ Ball to celebrate Hong Kong’s rich community of creativity and design.

Sing Tao News Corporation Leader of the Year - 2011

Vivienne Tam was honored by the Sing Tao News Corporation as one of the leaders of the Year in Hong Kong in the Commerce Category.

Commendation of Community Service - 2010

The Chief Executive of Hong Kong Special Administration awarded Vivienne a Commendation for Community Service for her outstanding contribution to the organization of the 2009 East Asian Games.

Forbes 25 Top Chinese-Americans in Business - 2010

Vivienne Tam was named one of the top Chinese-Americans in business by Forbes Magazine.

Project Runway - 2010

Vivienne was invited to be a guest judge on Project Runway, one of the most successful TV programs on Bravo. She Served alongside Nina Garcia, Michael Kors and Heidi Klum.

Chinese of World Influence - 2009

Vivienne Tam was awarded the “Chinese of World Influence” Award 2008 in the fashion design category by Phoenix Satellite TV.

Elle Style Award - 2008

Vivienne Tam was presented with the Elle Style Fashion Designer International award in Shanghai, China.

Asian Excellence Awards - 2007

Vivienne Tam claimed the Visionary Award at the 2007 Asian Excellence Awards in Los Angeles. She is honored as an inspiration to future generations of Asian American leaders, artists and entertainers. Chow Yun-Fat and Nobuyuki ‘Nobu’ Matsuhisa were also honored.

Women’s Project Foundation - 2007

Vivienne was honored as an “Outstanding Woman of Achievement” Kathy Hilton and Eve Ensler were also honored at the event.

Veuve Clicquot Business Woman of the Year - 2007

Vivienne Tam was awarded the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman of the Year Award and the Visionary Award at the Asian Excellence Awards.

Dallas Fashion Awards - October 2006

Vivienne Tam is the proud winner of the 31st Annual Dallas Fashion Awards in the Contemporary Designer category. The Dallas Fashion Awards is the oldest retailer-chosen awards program in the nation.

Hong Kong Design Center World”s Outstanding Chinese Designer – October 2005

Vivienne Tam was awarded the 2005 World”s Outstanding Chinese Designer by the Hong Kong Design Center. The Hong Kong Design Center held an international conference “Business of Design Week” in November that focused on Asia”s hottest business trends, while celebrating design excellence.

China Chic Book Design Award - 2001

The New York Book Show, which represents the very best in book publishing, awarded Vivienne Tam’s “China Chic” 1st Place in the Best Book Design category and 1st Place in the Best Book Cover Design Category.

CFDA Award - 1998

Vivienne Tam was nominated for the esteemed Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Perry Ellis Award for New Fashion Talent in 1997.

50 Most Beautiful People - 1995

People Magazine named Vivienne Tam as one of the “50 Most Beautiful People” in the world.


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