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 logo Jimmy Choo PLC (LON:CHOO)'s stock had its “buy” rating reissued by analysts at Liberum Capital in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday. They currently have a GBX 210 ($3.07) price objective on the stock...Read more
Choo chooses Curtin for Perth pied-à-terrePerth Now, April 11th
“Definitely no doubt, no doubt,” he said. “I'd like to buy a house because here it's more relaxed and it's a very beautiful place. “People are very honest and sincere.” With an estimated net worth of at least $50 million, the London — based designer...Read more
Julie Bishop catches up with world-renowned shoemaker Jimmy ChooDaily Mail, April 8th
Ms Bishop was in Perth over the Easter holidays to meet wives and partners of SAS members, while shoe designer Jimmy Choo, who is the tourism ambassador for Malaysia, is currently in the West Australian city to host his first ever Australian masterclass...Read more
In Her Shoes: A Chat With Jimmy Choo's Creative DirectorHollywood Reporter, March 27th
Choi has worked with the iconic footwear company since her late teens (Jimmy Choo is her uncle), and she's played a pivotal role in it's resurgence over the last few years, breathing new life into the brand with new women's styles, trainers and even a...Read more
Leighton Mesteer is the star of a stylish new shoot with Jimmy ChooDaily Mail, March 27th
Here Leighton Mesteer is giving us some serious new season style inspiration as she stuns in this Jimmy Choo campaign. We love all the shots, but this one might be our fave. The striped co-ord set has been expertly teamed with a pair of clashing caged ...Read more
An Interesting Theory About the Shoe Bubble, Courtesy of Jimmy ChooNew York Times (blog), March 27th
Though what really struck me in our conversation, besides the fact that Japan is now Jimmy Choo's second-largest global market, after the United States and replacing Britain, was his theory about why the shoe bubble happened in the first place. Yes, he...Read more
Leighton Meester's Jimmy Choo Style Diary: Stars In Stylish CampaignHollywood Life, March 25th
Actress, singer, and now, model? Leighton Meester, 28, has just landed a major style diary with Jimmy Choo to show off their new Spring/Summer 2015 collection, and these killer accessories are not for the faint hearted. Click below to get the details...Read more
Jimmy Choo heading back to PerthThe West Australian, March 21st
Fashion icon Professor Jimmy Choo OBE enjoyed his first visit to Perth last year so much he is planning an extended stay when he returns next month. Professor Choo took Perth by storm last year on his first-ever trip Down Under when he was brought to ...Read more