Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Jimmy Choo

Jimmy Choo, was born in Malaysia and is now the famous shoe designer based in London. Jimmy Choo is best known for his exquisitely hand-made, incredibly expensive shoes and handbags. Tamara Mellon partnered with Jimmy Choo to start a ready to wear company and sourced factories in Italy to produce the shoes on a larger scale. Consequently, plans were made to open the first Jimmy Choo standalone boutique and to develop the wholesale business throughout the fashion capitals of the world. From there onwards, Jimmy Choo Ltd has emerged as a strong fashion industry player.

His royal/elite clients include former Queen Noor of Jordan, Queen Raina of Jordan, Queen Ann-Marie of Greece, the Queen of Denmark, the Sultanah of Pahang, Michelle Yeoh, Madonna, Natalie Imbruglia and Katie Holmes as well as the late Diana, Princess of Wales.

In June 2003, Jimmy Choo was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) by the Queen of England, for his services in making London the design center of the world for the fashion industry. Fashion news have revealed that a Jimmy Choo boutique will be opened in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in due time.
Jimmy Choo's name is actually Jimmy Chow. The registrar spelled his name incorrectly on his birth certificate, resulting in the now well-known name of Jimmy Choo. He was born in Penang, Malaysia, and studied at Cordwainers' Technical College (now the London College of Fashion). Coming from a family of shoemakers, he created his first shoe at age eleven.

Jimmy Choo is no longer directly associated with the Jimmy Choo ready to wear design house which he founded in 1996 with Tamara Mellon. He now concentrates his efforts on Jimmy Choo Couture footwear.
Tags: Jimmy Choo, Tamara Mellon, OBE, Jimmy Choo Couture, Fashion, Trend, Design, Shoemaker, Shoes, Handbags, London College of Fashion

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