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About Thien Le:

Thien Le is an artist of many trades. A visual artist at heart, he now imparts his natural eye for line, style and colour into his vibrant creations. As a youth, his artistic energy was expressed through sculpture and painting. Later, fashion became the vehicle for his visual creativity and in 1996, he enrolled at the International Academy of Design. In addition to his studies, he worked full- and part-time positions in visual merchandising at various retailers and costuming at the Canadian Opera Company. In 1998, he graduated from the International Academy of Design and received the Best Evening Wear Designer award. Having refined his skills from his work experience, Thien launched his own label in 1999.

Since then, Thien Le’s designs have taken centre stage. Thien Le’s creations were presented at the launch of Chrysalid, Lancome’s new line of makeup, and he collaborated with Elizabeth Arden on the “Red Door Salon” in Los Angeles and New York City. He continues to be known for his intricately detailed designs and elegant formal wear.

Thien Le Ao Dai Competition


Sponsored by Thien Le and his supporters, members of all ages are encouraged to enter the runway style competition to showcase their own store-bought or homemade "ao dai" (a traditional Vietnamese long dress). Judges will select the best looking outfits and winning contestants will receive a range of prizes!

For more information on entering the competition, please contact

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