December 7, 2023

Jimmy Choo on building an empire and why it’s time to give back

FOR FÊTED FOOTWEAR DESIGNER, JIMMY CHOO OBE, SUCCESS HAS ALWAYS FELT SUPERFLUOUS IF IT HASN’T BEEN SHARED. THAT’S WHY, THROUGH THE JIMMY CHOO ACADEMY, THE FASHION MAGNATE IS DEDICATED TO GIVING BACK

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Which shoes do you wear to meet one of the most lionised footwear designers of all time? And that is exactly what Jimmy Choo OBE is. I mean, when you think ‘women’s shoes’, which names spring to mind? Christian Louboutin, of course; Manolo Blahnik, thanks to a certain Ms Carrie Bradshaw; and, perhaps above any other, Jimmy Choo. Courtesy of a serendipitous twist of fate – his real surname, Chow, was misspelt on his birth certificate – the man’s name even rhymes with ‘shoe’.

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