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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For Jimmy Choo brand, a new chapter begins in LALos Angeles Times, April 16th
Now, she's trying to steady the ship after years of headline-grabbing business dramas that have included the brand's estrangement from her uncle, the company's namesake founder Jimmy Choo, and a tell-all book by the company's co-founder and former ...Read more
Jimmy Choo's Choo.08° party: all the amazing outfitsheatworld, April 16th
party: all the amazing outfits. Posted by Hannah Brimson on 16 April 2014 14:47 Comments. Not only did all these ladies get to go to Coachella, they then got free pairs of Jimmy Choos to wear to the Jimmy Choo Choo:08° launch party in LA last night...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
Emmy Rossum leads the glamour at Jimmy Choo launchDaily Mail, April 16th
The 27-year-old looked stunning at the launch of the new Jimmy Choo collection in Los Angeles on Tuesday wearing a figure-hugging, grey tulip dress that showed off her long, slender legs. What a lady: Emmy Rossum looked stunning at the launch of the ...Read more
Christina Hendricks and January Jones look sophisticated in black at Jimmy ...Daily Mail, April 16th
The co-stars arrived to the launch of Choo.08, at Jimmy Choo's revamped Beverly Hills store, wearing sophisticated black outfits that ensured their designer handbags and footwear stood out. Christina opted for a pink 'Charlize' envelope clutch worth ...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