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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Regarding the actor's appeal to the brand, Jimmy Choo's creative director, Sandra Choi says,”Kit perfectly embodies the Jimmy Choo Man. He has a natural and alluring masculinity and an effortless sense of style. His cool attitude and smoldering...Read more
Jon Snow Knows Something: How To Look Damn Fine In A Fragrance AdRefinery29, August 20th
Jimmy Choo is breaking into the men's beauty game, and it's bringing everyone's favorite member of the Night's Watch along for the ride. Kit Harington has been tapped as the face of Jimmy Choo's first men's fragrance, Jimmy Choo Man. The bottle will...Read more
Is this the future of internet shopping? Jimmy Choo's virtual showroom 3:09PMGlamour.com, August 14th
The idea of virtually recreating the buyers' showroom actually came from Jimmy Choo, and has added a whole new dimension to our business. Nothing like this exists in the market, and we are excited to help brands and designers make the most of their ...Read more
Harrods' Shoe Heaven: A celestial experience with Jimmy Choo, Manolo Blahnik ...The Independent, August 13th
Notwithstanding the dedicated express elevator – the interior of which is wall-to-wall clouds – the newly installed Shoe Heaven at Harrods is not your traditional celestial experience. But for devotees who think of Jimmy Choo, Manolo Blahnik and...Read more
Jimmy Choo's TTC Clutch Is Way More Chic Than The TTCHuffington Post Canada, August 13th
The last word that comes to mind when we think of the TTC (a.ka. the Toronto Transit Commission) is glamour, but that's changing thanks to a really pretty bag. Luxury footwear label Jimmy Choo, which basically launched to stardom thanks to a little...Read more
Jimmy Choo promotes Fukushima traditional craftwork with original shoesAsahi Shimbun, July 30th
World-renowned shoe designer Jimmy Choo's latest "Fukushima" brand name footwear incorporates traditional craftwork from the struggling prefecture. "I want people to have confidence in the Fukushima name and its potential and try to make Fukushima ...Read more
Arianna Huffington Makes An Enemy Of Jimmy ChooDaily Caller, July 27th
Fuck Jimmy Choo and his uncomfortable shoes. (Although don't tell Arianna's Third Metric Live ”boobs are touching” buddy Mika Brzezinksi, who loves her some Choo.) Gales of laughter swept through the ballroom. Snaps to Arianna, who keynoted the ...Read more
Big shoes to fill! Catherine McNeil follows footsteps of Nicole Kidman as she ...Daily Mail, July 25th
A picture she posted to Instagram on Thursday shows her sporting a pair of Jimmy Choo specs as she proudly announced her ambassadorship with the brand. She'll replace Nicole Kidman, who was last the face of the UK brand's Spring Summer 2014 ...Read more