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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Kiernan Shipka Loves Her Jimmy Choo Shoes
Footwear News, April 24th

The star's memorable shoe moments include Jimmy Choo's dual-strap Twist pump, a modern choice in a sea of the usual safe peep-toe sandals. The strappy Tolka and Valdez styles that she's worn on more than one occasion are also timeless choices...Read more

Calling all brides: Jimmy Choo launches bespoke bridal shoe collection
The Independent, April 23rd

The new made-to-order service sits alongside the brand's seasonal bridal shoe collections. Whilst you can pick up a pair in all Jimmy Choo stores, the New Bond Street branch has a private bridal suite - think champagne, shopping and lots and lots of shoes...Read more

Want To Work For 'Marie Claire' or Jimmy Choo? Check Out Our Careers Page
Fashionista (blog), April 20th

If you'd be perfect for a position in PR, Jimmy Choo is looking for spring and summer interns in that department. Over on the agency side of the equation, BPCM is seeking beauty, fashion and lifestyle interns for immediate hire. So head on over to our...Read more

Jimmy Choo - Who are you?
ABC Online (blog), April 14th

Here is a rare chance to meet the man behind one of the world's most famous labels. Shoe designer Jimmy Choo has been in Perth to help the next generation of designers at Curtin University prepare for a possible career in the highly competitive world...Read more

Julie Bishop catches up with world-renowned shoemaker Jimmy Choo
Daily 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

Celebrities Wearing Jimmy Choo
Footwear News, April 6th

Jimmy Choo was destined to become a favorite with the stars and shoe lovers alike. From the day Carrie Bradshaw lost her Jimmy Choo in “Sex and the City” and Andi Sachs of “The Devil Wears Prada” sold her soul the “first day she put on those Jimmy ...Read more

Jimmy Choo appoints Forward3D to handle digital marketing brief
The Drum, April 1st

JAB Luxury, owner of luxury brands Jimmy Choo, Bally and Belstaff has appointed Forward3D to handle paid search, SEO and display advertising across its full range of brands. The appointment covers a range of European and overseas markets specific to ...Read more

In Her Shoes: A Chat With Jimmy Choo's Creative Director
Hollywood 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