The Towering World of Jimmy Choo : A Story of Power, Profits and the Pursuit of the Perfect Shoe
The Towering World of Jimmy Choo examines the world's seemingly insatiable appetite for luxury goods by telling the behind-the-scenes tale of one of the most talked-about brands of our age. Jimmy Choo was a London shoemaker with clients including Princess Diana when Tamara Yeardye, a London society girl, convinced him to launch a factory-produced luxury shoe line. Twelve years later, Jimmy Choo is a household name, and Tamara still presides over what is now one of the most successful luxury brands in the world - one worth some GBP220 million. In 2008 she herself was on the Sunday Times Rich List. She has become one of the best-known business women in the country, but along the way she was tested at every turn. The story of how the Jimmy Choo brand got to where it is today is one of love, controversy, fashion, finance, celebrity, power, intrigue and, above all, intense ambition. Compelling to followers of both fashion and business, and written with great panache and detailed insider knowledge, The Towering World of Jimmy Choo takes the reader into a complex and mysterious arena full of larger-than-life characters, one whose inner workings are rarely glimpsed by the world at large.
- Hardback | 240 pages
- 154 x 236 x 28mm | 498.95g
- 02 Jun 2009
- Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- London, United Kingdom
'Lauren Goldstein Crowe and Sagra Maceira de Rosen have taken a GBP500 stiletto and used it to burst the bubble of hot air and secrecy that surrounds the business of selling luxury goods' Toby Young, author of How to Lose Friends and Alienate People 'There is nothing sexier than a confident, intelligent woman. For the last decade, Lauren Goldstein Crowe and Sagra Maceira de Rosen have impressed the fashion and business worlds with their thoughtful critiques and analysis of the fashion industry. Together they make a formidable team' Tom Ford, former Creative Director of Gucci Group 'In my tenure as the CEO of Gucci, I had dealings with literally hundreds of journalists. Lauren Goldstein Crowe was, without a doubt, the one who was best able to convey the crazy world of luxury goods at a crazy time to a general interest reader. Sagra Maceira de Rosen equally stood out as the only luxury goods analyst who understood that it takes more to make this business tick than a good spreadsheet' Domenico De Sole, former CEO of Gucci Group
About Lauren Goldstein Crowe
Lauren Goldstein Crowe has covered fashion and luxury goods for over ten years. Most recently she wrote the Fashion Inc. blog for Conde Nast Portfolio. Previously she was a senior writer at Time magazine; where she launched the Style & Design supplement and won the President's Award in 2003. She came to Time from Fortune magazine, where she also wrote on fashion and its business. She created the 'I Date Models for Money' column on the Style Channel website and writes frequently for other publications including French Vogue and the Financial Times. Sagra Macieria de Rosen is currently Managing Director of the Luxury and Retail division of Reig Capital Group, an investment firm. Prior to Reig Capital, she was a highly ranked equity analyst at investment bank JP Morgan in London first as Head of the Luxury Goods Equity Research team, and later as Global Coordinator of the Retail and Luxury Goods research team and Co-head of the Pan European General Retail team. Sagra's career in luxury goods research started at Morgan Stanley, where she worked as an equity analyst within the number one ranked Luxury Goods team from 1996 to 1998. Sagra has an MBA from Columbia Business, New York, and a university degree in Business and Economics from the Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain.