designer ANDY THE-ANH
city of operation MONTREAL
established 2002 CLOSED 2010
self retail MONTREAL, TORONTO
MONTREAL – Designer Andy Thê-Anh was trying to absorb the shock Wednesday after his backers pulled the plug on his line.
Known for his sexy cocktail dresses, gala gowns, sharp tailoring and devoted celebrity clientele, the designer was upset.
“It was not the most elegant way to close,’’ he said.
“People are interested only in glamour. I create the glamorous image but they don’t understand the hard work involved.”
A prominent customer expressed regret and echoed many in the fashion milieu, saying it was a sad event that the business was closing down. She said she had been a customer for 20 years, having bought her wedding gown from Andy Thê-Anh.
When the recession hit, sales in the U.S. dropped drastically, Thê-Anh said.
By Eva Friede, Gazette Style EditorDecember 2, 2010