FASHION

After 20 Years, Jimmy Choo Is Still the Red Carpet Shoe for Models and Actresses


Jimmy Choo celebrated 20 years of sky-high stilettos last night with a party in New York’s Meatpacking District, where Mary J. Blige performed and the likes of Diane Kruger, Sara Sampaio, Taylor Hill and Kaia Gerber attended. The brand may be two decades old, but Sandra Choi became sole creative director three years ago, and plans to invigorate the already buzzy company. “Nine out of 10 red carpets, Jimmy Choo is there – that is certainly an achievement,” she said. “I think Jimmy Choo can be more than just ultra-glamorous. It can be fun and creative. There’s a side that I really think I can push, to make it a bit more urban, a bit more accessible for every woman.” Still, you can’t deny the heritage of Jimmy Choo. Kruger, wearing a Faith Connexion jumpsuit and an Isabel Marant jacket with her Choos, remembered “my very first red carpet in Cannes – they made a special pair of shoes for me,” she said. “They’ve been really great supporters; I love them and I love their shoes.”

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Diane Kruger at Jimmy Choo’s 20th Anniversary Party.

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Olivia Culpo at Jimmy Choo’s 20th anniversary party.

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Lexi Boling at Jimmy Choo’s 20th anniversary party.

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Jimmy Choo creative director Sandra Choi at the brand’s 20th anniversary party.

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Inside Jimmy Choo’s 20th anniversary celebration.

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Inside Jimmy Choo’s 20th anniversary celebration.

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Mary J. Blige at Jimmy Choo’s 20th anniversary celebration.

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Inside Jimmy Choo’s 20th anniversary celebration.

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Mary J. Blige performing at Jimmy Choo’s 20th anniversary celebration.

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Olivia Culpo at Jimmy Choo’s 20th anniversary celebration.

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Inside Jimmy Choo’s 20th anniversary celebration.

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Taylor Hill at Jimmy Choo’s 20th anniversary celebration.

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Inside Jimmy Choo’s 20th anniversary celebration.

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Inside Jimmy Choo’s 20th anniversary celebration.

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Grace Mahary at Jimmy Choo’s 20th anniversary celebration.

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Inside Jimmy Choo’s 20th anniversary celebration.

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Devon Windsor at Jimmy Choo’s 20th anniversary celebration.

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Sara Sampaio inside Jimmy Choo’s 20th anniversary celebration.

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Inside Jimmy Choo’s 20th anniversary celebration.

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Taylor Hill inside Jimmy Choo’s 20th anniversary celebration.

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Mary J. Blige performing at Jimmy Choo’s 20th anniversary celebration.

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Inside Jimmy Choo’s 20th anniversary celebration.

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Taylor Hill, Kaia Gerber and Cami Morrone at Jimmy Choo’s 20th anniversary celebration.

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Inside Jimmy Choo’s 20th anniversary celebration.

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Alan Cumming at Jimmy Choo’s 20th anniversary celebration.

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Jordan Barrett inside Jimmy Choo’s 20th anniversary celebration.