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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Lion sold Jimmy Choo in 2007 after a successful period of ownership, and has since gone on to own a string of other fashion businesses. Sky News revealed earlier this year that Kurt Geiger's management and their backers at Sycamore Partners, ...Read more
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Michelle Obama Wears Jimmy Choo To Greet Pope Francis In Washington, D.C.Footwear News, September 23rd
Michelle Obama wore elegant Jimmy Choo Aza metallic pumps to welcome Pope Francis to the U.S. yesterday, donning the style again — this time in a midnight-blue hue — for a papal event at the White House this morning. The First Lady paired Choo's ...Read more
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Kate Hudson may have just accomplished two of our girlhood fantasies at once: Being a ballerina and donning many, many pairs of Jimmy Choo heels. The actress stars in the celeb-loved shoe designer's fall 2015 campaign, with ads that hark to her ...Read more