Founder of Jimmy Choo Ltd. and a shoe designer.
Dato’ Jimmy Choo OBE, born Choo Yeang Keat is a Malaysian fashion designer based in London, United Kingdom. He is best known for founding Jimmy Choo Ltd that became known for its hand-made women’s shoes.
Choo was born in Penang, Malaysia into a family of shoemakers. He is of Chinese Hakka descent. He made his first shoe when he was 11 years old. He is perhaps the most notable of students of Cordwainers Technical College in Hackney from which he graduated in 1983. (The college is now part of the London College of Fashion.) Choo has divulged that he worked part-time at restaurants and as a cleaner at a shoe factory to help fund his college education.
Jimmy Choo with Michelle Williams.
Official site of Jimmy Choo
I didn’t know that Jimmy Choo is a Malaysian.