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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Emmy Rossum, 27, stunned at the launch of the new Jimmy Choo Collection on April 15. She decided to switch it up and be daring with a smokey blue shadow look for her makeup. She not only knocked it out of the park with her eye makeup, but she sported ...Read more
Jimmy Choo boosts Japanese artisans with shoes made of Fukushima fabricsThe Guardian, April 18th
Designer Jimmy Choo has unveiled a one-off range of shoes in Japan made using materials and techniques native to the disaster-hit Fukushima area, in a bid to boost the profile of artisans there. Choo said he was inspired to make the shoes after...Read more
Jimmy Choo's New Destination-Themed Bags Are Too CuteCondé Nast Traveler, April 18th
To celebrate its newly-renovated L.A. store and three other U.S. openings slated for the next few months, luxury brand Jimmy Choo has launched a new line of its iconic Candy bag. The limited edition destination-themed bags—Los Angeles, Dallas, Las ...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
Jimmy Choo Toasts Beverly Hills BoutiqueWomen's Wear Daily, April 16th
Jimmy Choo delivered with a glamorous fete at art collector Eugenio López's Beverly Hills pad, timed to celebrate the reopening of the footwear label's Rodeo Drive boutique. “I can't believe we pulled this off. I keep going, 'Is this a dream?'” said...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
Jimmy Choo's Revamped Bev Hills Shop is the First of Its KindRacked, April 15th
After a brief renovation stint, Jimmy Choo's Beverly Hills boutique is finally ready to unveil its fierce new facelift. The 2,148-square-foot space located across from BVLGARI and Louis Vuitton on North Rodeo Drive is set to open tomorrow and comes...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