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 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

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Luxury 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 gay
LA 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

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