If you were fortunate enough to afford to indulge in a shoe-shopping spree in the London borough of Hackney in the late 1980s, you might have stumbled upon a brick showroom filled with thigh-high black-leather boots, multi-colored sandals, and hot-pink satin high heels produced by a Malaysian-born designer named Jimmy Choo. Though acclaimed at the time, you would have beaten the crowds to Choo’s shoes, which became red-hot in 1990 after a woman the world knew simply as Di became one of his most loyal customers.

Throughout the 1990s, Choo footwear defined women’s glamour. By 1996 he had partnered with a magazine editor to launch a chain of high-end boutiques—the opening in 1999 of Choo’s Los Angeles branch caught the eye of Hollywood starlets, giving Choo shoes their red-carpet-ready reputation.

Among Choo’s most sought-after designs are his ankle boots, including the George, whose four-inch heel supports an upper of water-snake leather, the Erica, whose carved heel measures four-and-a-half inches, and the black patent leather Chicago, which has a revealing V cutout on the side.

In addition to a plethora of caged-ankle pumps, Choo’s most prized items of footwear could be his sandals, which range from demure flats to sexy, strappy affairs with two-to-four-inch heels. The ones with gold or silver metallic sling backs are especially eye-catching, if not the most practical things to wear to the beach.

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Jimmy Choo PLC Earns "Hold" Rating from Liberum Capital (CHOO)
Dakota Financial News, November 23rd

Jimmy Choo PLC (LON:CHOO)'s stock had its “hold” rating restated by Liberum Capital in a report issued on Monday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. In other news, insider Parker,Meribeth purchased 9,500 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, ...Read more

ELLE Teams Up With Jimmy Choo to Design the Perfect Motorcycle Boot
ELLE.com, November 20th

Sure, it's a nice thought: effortlessly zipping around the city, gazelle-like in the latest sky- scraping stilettos. But this season, even Creative Director Sandra Choi at Jimmy Choo—a label that's no stranger to vertiginous heels—is getting real...Read more

Jimmy Choo helps fledgling Asian talent get a foot on the ladder to design success
South China Morning Post (subscription), November 18th

Emerging talent in Southeast Asia took to the stage for Malaysia fashion week in Kuala Lumpur this month. The event is a showcase for emerging talent in Southeast Asia, and upping the celebrity factor was Malaysian shoemaker Jimmy Choo. The country's ...Read more

Mallory Maduka-Ike, the Perth student being mentored by Jimmy Choo
Daily Mail, November 15th

For fashion fanatics and aspiring fashionistas, working with famed shoe designer Jimmy Choo is but a dream. But for budding young designer Mallory Maduka-Ike, it's a reality. The 25-year-old Perth-based designer flew to Malaysia early November after ...Read more

Jimmy Choo hires Elisabeth Murdoch as non-executive director
The Guardian, November 13th

Jimmy Choo has hired Elisabeth Murdoch, the daughter of Rupert Murdoch, as a non-executive director. The upmarket shoe company, which joined the stock market last year, said Murdoch would join the board immediately. It described her as a leading ...Read more

Perth student's life with 'uncle' Jimmy Choo
The West Australian, November 12th

This morning she will pop upstairs to have breakfast with her “uncle” Jimmy Choo before finding out what the day holds for her — all part of an impossibly exciting rollercoaster of a mentorship she's serving under the shoe guru in Malaysia. Curtin...Read more

Fetty Wap - Jimmy Choo [New Song]
HotNewHipHop, November 4th

As you could've guessed, the track is a bouncy & boisterous record that finds Fetty boasting about getting his woman Jimmy Choo's and everything else designer. Of course the hook is a melodic chorus that fans and more specifically ladies can sing along...Read more

Jimmy Choo on fashion karma
The Malaysian Insider, November 1st

Jimmy Choo at the global launch of Malaysia Fashion Week 2015. Choo says respect and love will come back to those who show it. – AFP/Relaxnews pic, November 2, 2015.Jimmy Choo has come a long way over the trajectory of his fashion career...Read more