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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Market trader who sold fake designer goods told court he was helping people ...Manchester Evening News, April 17th
Saeed Iqbal ran an 'Aladdin's Cave' of counterfeit items bearing the trademarks of Jimmy Choo, Barbour, Jack Wills, Paul and Shark and Ugg, on Bury New Road. At a Manchester Crown Court sentencing hearing the 55-year-old's lawyer argued there was no ...Read more
Spring Fest at The Americana; Jimmy Choo Preview at SaksRacked, April 16th
BEVERLY HILLS—Jimmy Choo's creative director Sandra Choi will make a personal appearance at Saks Fifth Avenue tomorrow from 11am to 1pm. The event will also feature a preview of the luxury brand's pre-fall 2014 collection in support of P.S. Arts...Read more
Jaime King & Nikki Reed Are Fashionistas at Jimmy Choo's CHOO.08 Launch ...Just Jared, April 16th
FYI: Jaime is wearing a Valentino dress paired with Jimmy Choo clutch and shoes, ear cuffs and bangle by Graziela Gems and rings by EF Collection. Mandy is wearing a The Row dress with Jimmy Choo shoes and bag. Nikki is wearing a Rebecca Vallance ...Read more
For Jimmy Choo brand, a new chapter begins in LALos Angeles Times, April 16th
L.A. is a place of new beginnings. So it's appropriate that British luxury brand Jimmy Choo should put its best foot forward here now. A new store design concept on Rodeo Drive, a star-studded Hollywood bash at the home of art collector Eugenio Lopez ...Read more
Kate Bosworth & Camilla Belle Step Out for Jimmy Choo's CHOO.08 Launch Party!Just Jared, April 16th
Kate Bosworth and Camilla Belle take a moment to strike a pose while attending the Launch Of CHOO.08 hosted by Jimmy Choo's Sandra Choi on Tuesday evening (April 15) in Beverly Hills, Calif. The 31-year-old actress and Camilla, 27, were joined at the ...Read more
Kiernan Shipka & Amandla Stenberg are Besties at the Jimmy Choo Launch Event!Just Jared Jr., April 16th
Kiernan Shipka & Amandla Stenberg are Besties at the Jimmy Choo Launch Event! Kienern Shipka shows up with a big smile as she attends the Launch Of CHOO.08 hosted by Jimmy Choo's Sandra Choi on Tuesday night (April 15) in Beverly Hills, Calif...Read more
Labelux aims for Jimmy Choo share offer this autumn: sourcesReuters, April 15th
N) to advise it on a possible London market flotation of Jimmy Choo this autumn that could value the upmarket shoemaker at over 900 million pounds ($1.5 billion), industry and financial sources said. Market conditions permitting, the listing could take...Read more
Nicole Kidman Forgoes Pants In New Jimmy Choo AdHuffington Post, April 1st
Jimmy Choo released their Pre-fall 2014 campaign Monday, and aside from the fact that Kidman looks super youthful and refreshingly undone, it's also the least dressed we've seen the actress in quite sometime. The 46-year-old is typically photographed...Read more