Bank of America Women’s Leadership Series


An Evening with Fashion Icon Vivienne Tam

WLS Vivienne Tam

Fashion is a $1.2 trillion global trade, with more than $250 billion spent annually on the industry in the United States. Designers inspire with their artistry and self-expression, and channel their visions into namesake lines and lifestyle brands. This program will honor a visionary leader who has had a lasting and profound impact on the fashion industry, both nationally and globally. Join us for an evening with fashion icon Vivienne Tam, who is a renowned international designer admired for her award-winning East-meets-West approach to design.

Please direct sponsorship inquiries to Jenni Rebecca Stephenson, Director of Development, at 713.496.9909 or


6:30 pm | Program at Asia Society Texas Center (1370 Southmore Boulevard)

8:00 pm | After-party reception with appetizers at the 7th floor pool-deck of The Southmore, one of Hines’ newest luxury high-rises (5280 Caroline Street).

About the Speaker

Vivienne Tam, honored by Forbes magazine as one of the “25 Top Chinese-Americans in Business,” is an international designer known for her culture-bridging, east-meets-west approach to design. Her pioneering global collaborations marry fashion with technology and renowned brands such as HP, Lenovo/Moto, Tencent, Google, and Starbucks. Tam effortlessly blends her cultural roots with a modern design vocabulary recognized for its artistry. She is also the author of the award- winning book China Chic, and pieces from her collections are housed in the permanent archives of the world’s most prestigious museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET) in New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. In 2015, Tam’s three iconic gowns, including her Buddha collection, were highlighted in the Metropolitan Museum Exhibition: China: Through the Looking Glass and received rave reviews. The entire process of staging the exhibit was made into a documentary, The First Monday in May, which premiered around the globe. In 2017, she was presented with the “China Fashion Award – International Designer of the Year 2017” during Mercedes-Benz China Fashion Week, in recognition of her contributions and achievements in promoting Chinese culture around the world. For more information, please follow Vivienne Tam on Instagram and Facebook.

About the Women's Leadership Series

The Bank of America Women’s Leadership Series (WLS) celebrates influential, diverse women making a substantive impact in both the business and culture arenas, locally and globally.

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Title Sponsor

Bank of America

Event Host

Presenting Sponsor


Lead Sponsors

Nancy C. Allen
Amegy Bank of Texas
BP America
Cathay Bank
Anne and Albert Chao
Eagle Global Advisors
Nancy Pollok Guinee
Dr. Michelle Herrera
Brigitte and Bashar Kalai
Mandy and William Kao
Y. Ping Sun and David Leebron
The Southmore
Davana and David Petree
Sahana and Kishore Sundararajan
Wells Fargo Bank

Additional Support

Nancy Almadovar
Shaobo Du
Betty Gee and Tammy Su
Sippi Khurana
Gina Li
Cyvia G. Wolff
Priscilla Zhu

Event Details

Thu 17 May 2018
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

1370 Southmore Blvd, Houston, Texas 77004

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Ticket Prices: Program and Reception: $100 Members, $150 Nonmembers; Reception only: $75
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