Another designer among her long list of admirers, to be filled with pride and thrilled that the Duchess of Cambridge is wearing his creation is Jimmy Choo.
Kate shod in Jimmy Choo glitter ‘Vamp’
platform sandals. Credit: Shoerazzi.com
In an interview given to the Standard, Choo spoke of how “proud” it made him feel to see Duchess Kate wearing shoes from the brand he founded. He even predicted that when she and Prince William will visit Asia in September, Asians will “go crazy”.
The Malaysian-born shoe designer also hopes Duchess Catherine will follow in her late mother-in-law Princess Diana’s footsteps and commission a pair of hand-made shoes from him.
By doing so Jimmy Choo wishes to add Duchess Catherine to his list of VIP customers. A list that comprises such high profile celebrity names as Gwyneth Paltrow, Michelle Williams and Charlize Theron.
Other celebrities include, Camilla, Sophie Wessex and Nick Clegg's wife Miriam Durante Gonzales. In fact the latter even ordered the £1,000-plus couture shoes Choo himself crafts and sells from his shop in Mayfair.
The Duchess of Cambridge already owns a pair of his gold vamp glitter sandals. It may be recalled Catherine was seen in Jimmy Choos’s £484 "vamp glitter" shop-bought sandals at a BAFTA reception in Hollywood last year and to a private dinner at Claridge's in May, 2012.
Now Choo admits that he would love it if the Duchess Kate would request for her own custom made pair of sandals. He has gone so far as to shower praise on the royal for having her personal fashion identity.
Choo also lauds her for promoting British designers including having her wedding dress designed by Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen.
The Malaysian born designer, who has a flat near Hyde Park, says: “Kate knows how to choose her own image. It’s very important she promotes UK designers.”
Both the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are set to tour Malaysia, Singapore, the Solomon Islands and the South Pacific islands of Tuvalu as part of the global tours to commemorate Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee.
Source: London Evening Standard