“The model is set in a forest, her sensuality and power reinforced by her victor’s pose with knee bent, foot poised atop a felled tree.” – Photographer Nan Goldin
Malaysian Fashion Designer Jimmy Choo rose to international fame- designing elegant stilettos for women.
Founded by Tamara Mellon in 1996, Jimmy Choo is a sought after luxury footwear brand well associated with celebrated celebrities. In the television series Sex and the City, Jimmy Choo was brought to fame when writer Carrie Bradshaw was seen to adore a pair of Jimmy Choo stilettos. Carrie Bradshaw launched the brand forward by wearing its inaugural 1998 shoe collection, which catapulted Jimmy Choo to its celebrity role.
Jimmy Choo shoes are hailed to be the iconic Red Carpet Shoes for Oscar nominees to grace the red carpet and win the Emmys. Celebrities with the likes of Sienna Miller, Leighton Meester, Sandra Bullock and Meryl Streep complete their elegant high fashion evening gowns with timeless Jimmy Choo stilettos.
Today, famous celebrities such as Reese Witherspoon and Kristen Stewart wear Jimmy Choo to their movie premieres and award ceremonies:
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ICONS capsule collection of shoes– This special silhouette of shoes were carried forward to today with a capsule collection of the most significant and iconic creations of Jimmy Choo’s heritage.
In conjunction with Jimmy Choo’s 15th Anniversary , 10 out of 15 pairs of classic archival originals were reintepreted as new classics for the ICONS collection. For example, The Feather shoe featured in Sex and the City has been reconceived as a platform sandal in violet suede with hand applied peacock-blue feathers studded with crystals.
Jimmy Choo’s Charitable Foundation– Each shoe from the ICONS collection will be packaged in a special commemorative box that will include a card explaining the heritage of the item. Ten percent of the net sales of ICONS shoes will be donated to the Jimmy Choo Foundation.
Guests feasted their eyes on 4 pairs of iconic shoes from the ICONS capsule collection displayed on mirrored pedestals which have been moving around the world for a showcase exhibition:
Jimmy Choo’s Coffee Table book – Featuring a limited edition cover:
JIMMY CHOO XV Book
Published by Rizzoli with a foreword by fashion journalist Colin McDowell and introduction by Tamara Mellon, JIMMY CHOO XV chronicles the 15 most memorable shoes from the company’s archives and reflects on what has made them hallmarks of the Jimmy Choo style and renown. The reader is taken on a visual tour through an anthology of these iconic Jimmy Choo creations.
100% of proceeds from the sale of Jimmy Choo XV Book will go to the Jimmy Choo’s foundation. In the later part of next year, the Coffee Table book will be sold in Kinokuniya bookstore for SGD$125.
The Jimmy Choo Foundation
The Jimmy Choo Foundation is a non-profit charitable trust that empowers women and others by helping them to lead healthier and safer lives. Recently it supported women in Africa affected by HIV and the Dyanmo Camp in Italy for children with cancer, the Cantor Fitzgerald Fund in New York, and more recently, the Japanese Red Cross Society .
Cruise collection 2012 is all set for the women who jet set in style. Live it up wearing Jimmy Choo! Jet set around the world, take an exotic journey around the city, wear the collection for pool side beach parties, and even an exotic adventure.
24:7 collection– 24:7 is a popular collection which embodies the new DNA of Jimmy Choo. A woman could embark on a journey of life wearing a variety of shoe silhouettes from this collection.
Mothers could wear sandals to fetch the kids to school, then change to attractive dressy shoes for High Tea with girlfriends. From dawn to dusk, a working woman could wear formal shoes to the office, and make a switch to a pair of metallic gold stilettos for night life partying. This is definitely a more affordable range with no compromise on quality in fabric and silhouette.
Jimmy Choo possesses a strong stature as one of the world’s most treasured and prominent luxury brands, with more than 130 stores in 32 countries worldwide.
Photos courtesy of Jimmy Choo.