metallic uggs Jimmy Choo didn’t design a single shoe
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Mellon said that the original plan was for Choo to design the collection while she took care of the business operations.
Mellon holds a Jimmy Choo shoe like the one Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) loses in an episode of “Sex and the City.” The HBO series made the brand a household name overnight. He’s a cobbler,” she said.
Choo, who gained notoriety by making custom kicks for famous clients like Princess Diana, never contributed a design, Mellon said.
Tamara Mellon’s memoir, “In My Shoes,” was released on Oct. 1.
“Not one sketch did I get from him. Not one,” she told “Today.”
46, said she teamed up with Choo after hitting rock bottom in the ’90s. She lost her job at British Vogue when she was 27 and went to rehab before trying to start a shoe business, according to her new memoir, aptly titled “In My Shoes.”
Tamara Mellon now has her own line of shoes.
“My father died in 2004, I got divorced in 2005. I had a hostile takeover of my company in 2006,” she said on “Today.”
Mellon grew Jimmy Choo by collaborating with brands like H and UGG. These are a pair of black leather heels from the Jimmy Choo for H line. (AP Photo/H
Choo was bought out of his eponymous company in 2001, but Mellon stuck around for another 10 years. During that time, the Jimmy Choo went from a $29 million company with four stores to a nearly $900 million one with 110 stores,
according to Bloomberg Businessweek. Mellon stepped down in 2011.