Monday, 14 June 2010

Officer Of The Order, Tamara Mellon Please Stand Up 14/6/10

No Knighthood for the founder but an OBE is bestowed on the co-founder Tamara Mellon in the Queen Elizabeth II honors list this recent Saturday, 12th June.

Jimmy Choo, the eponymous man behind the shoe last, started his business in a London workshop in 1986. Soon after his shoe magic spread he was creating for the rich and famous and receiving wonderful editorial exposure for his creations, across many magazines including British Vogue. Then in 1996 he co-founded Jimmy Choo Ltd with the then British Vogue accessories editor Tamara Mellon. In early 2001 it was time to move on so he sold his 50% stake for 10million pounds. Fast forward six years to 2007 and Mellon sells to private equity for 185million pounds...

What six years can do for your bank balance and what a further three can do for your title. Clearly baring all in the name of art...(see previous article in The MO Down) didn't seem to offend Her Majesty.

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