“Art exposes people to things that they do not normally see or think about, and brings inspiration to those that interact with it. All of which are vital for a successful community. Tulsa is a special city that is able to combine the feel of a big city with the friendliness and charm of a small town. Many cities try to achieve that feeling, few actually do.” ~ Zang Toi
ZANG TOI is a renowned Fashion Designer who has built a tradition of elegance for over 20 years. Coming from humble beginnings in a small village, Kuala Krai, in Kelantan, Malaysia. Zang landed in New York City at the age of 20, where he studied at the distinguished Parsons School of Design. Soon after graduating, Zang opened his atelier and U.S Vogue Editor-in-Chief, Anna Wintour, featured Zang in March 1990 issue. In that same year, Zang was awarded the Mouton Cadet Young Designer of the Year, which recognizes the top, young, U.S. designer of the year. Since that time, Zang’s work has been featured in major publications such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, Financial Times, etc. Not only has he dressed Hollywood celebrities such as Sharon Stone, Elizabeth Taylor, Farrah Fawcett, Kristie Alley, Patti LaBelle, Gong Li, Eva Longoria, Fergie (Black Eyed Peas) and Heather Graham, but has also created luxurious wardrobe for philanthropists and royalty including Melinda Gates and Saudi Princess Haifa Bandar Al Saud. Zang’s continued su ccess was recognized by Vivid Magazine where he was named as one of the Top 8 most influential Chinese Americans (June-July 2011 issue). Today, after 30 years of being in business, the designer opened his first flagship boutique. Today, the world continues to recognize Zang’s passion for timeless beauty as he builds on a strong tradition of elegance.
Zang Toi joins us the evening of Wine, Women & Shoes due to a strong collaborative partnership with Sakes Fifth Avenue Tulsa!