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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Jimmy Choo creative director Sandra Choi talks glamour and -of course-shoesFredericksburg.com, April 30th
“Jimmy Choo is a very celebratory brand,” said Sandra Choi, Jimmy Choo's creative director, during a March luncheon and store appearance at Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills. “The red carpet and the celebrity dressing has been such a key backbone in...Read more
RBC Capital Markets Retained Jimmy Choo Plc (LON:CHOO) As 'Outperform'FTSE News, April 29th
The Retail segment's revenue is generated through the sale of goods to end consumers via Jimmy Choo directly operated stores in Europe, the United States, Hong Kong, China and Japan and via its Website. The Wholesale segment's revenue is generated ...Read more
Jimmy Choo PLC 27.6% Potential Upside Indicated by RBC Capital MarketsDirectorsTalk Interviews, April 29th
Jimmy Choo PLC with EPIC/TICKER LON:CHOO had its stock rating noted as 'Retains' with the recommendation being set at 'OUTPERFORM' this morning by analysts at RBC Capital Markets. Jimmy Choo PLC are listed in the Consumer Goods sector within ...Read more
Jimmy Choo Creates a Spectacular Shoe Trunk For 20th AnniversaryLuxury London, April 29th
cry while running for the Staten Island Ferry in series three, to the iconic zebra-print boot created to mark the brand's entry onto the U.S. red carpet, Jimmy Choo's well-heeled footprint is embossed within our pop culture DNA. Princess Diana became...Read more
Ex-worker says he was harassed at Jimmy Choo because he's Latino and gayLA Daily News, April 28th
LOS ANGELES — A 40-year-old gay Latino is suing British fashion house Jimmy Choo, alleging he endured harassing, discriminatory behavior at the hands of his supervisor while working at the Beverly Hills store and was fired when he complained...Read more
Michelle Obama Wears Jimmy Choo Pumps In London To Wish The Queen Happy BirthdayFootwear News, April 22nd
The first lady accompanied President Obama to Windsor Castle as part of the U.S. leader's three-day London trip. She wore Jimmy Choo's “Aza” black patent pumps with an embellished lace purple dress by Oscar de la Renta dress to dine with the queen and ...Read more
#ShoesFirst: The story of Jimmy Choo's 20th anniversary, by numbersMarie Claire.co.uk, April 19th
The year that Princess Diana first wore Jimmy Choo. 'The light-bulb moment was when Princess Diana first stepped on to the red carpet wearing our shoes in 1997,' Sandra explains to us in the May issue of Marie Claire. 'It really started everything for...Read more
#ShoesFirst: Jimmy Choo's anniversary collection is the stuff of red carpet dreamsMarie Claire.co.uk, April 8th
The Memento line, which launches this month, aims to capture the timeless magic of wearing Jimmy Choo on the red carpet and features 20 brand new shoe and clutch styles that nod to archive hits, but take them in cool new directions. Consider these your ...Read more