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Jimmy Choo

Jimmy Choo

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Birth date: November 15, 1952
Country: Malaysia
Brand Name: Jimmy Choo
Labels: Jimmy Choo; Jimmy Choo Couture; Jimmy Choo Ready-To-Wear
Other Product Lines: Accessories, Handbags

Overview

Jimmy Choo is one of the world's most notable shoemakers. He designed his first shoe when he was 11-years-old, and hasn’t stopped since. In 1986, after graduating from college, Choo rented an old hospital building in North London where he opened his first workshop. Two years later, Choo gained international recognition when his shoe designs featured in a record eight pages, l in Vogue magazine.

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Designer Facts

Top Facts:

  • Jimmy Choo's original name is Choo Yeang Keat.
  • The family's original name was Chow, but on the designer's birth certificate it was misspelled as Choo.
  • Choo worked as a cleaner at a shoe factory, to fund his way through college.
  • In 2011 Choo won the “You Bring Charm to the World” award. This is the world's most influential Chinese award.
  • Choo is involved in a project to set up a shoemaking institute in Malaysia, his homeland.