The Towering World of Jimmy Choo by Lauren Goldstein Crowe

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The Towering World of Jimmy Choo is Sex and the City meets Barbarians at the Gate: the story of a London society girl named Tamara Mellon who launched one of the most talked about luxury brands in the world. More than simply a well-told tale of glamorous, troubled people, The Towering World of Jimmy Choo taps into America's seemingly insatiable appetite for luxury goods and examines an industry that has experienced explosive growth in just the past decade. Compelling to followers of both fashion and business, The Towering World of Jimmy Choo takes readers into a complex, rarified world as only seasoned financial journalist, Lauren Goldstein Crowe, and leading luxury goods equity analyst, Sagra Maceria de Rosen, can tell it. Millions of people now work in fashion, read the magazines and follow the key players--even if they can't afford the clothes. The story of how the Jimmy Choo brand got to where it is today is one of love, hate, sex, drugs, celebrity, power, money, intrigue and ambition. And every word of it is true.
 

About Lauren Goldstein Crowe

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Lauren Goldstein Crowe has covered the fashion and luxury goods industries for Condé Nast Portfolio, Time, Fortune, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, the New York Times, British Vogue, British Elle, Wallpaper, the Financial Times, and the London Times among others, and has appeared frequently as a fashion expert on television and radio.  Sagra Maceira de Rosen is the head of the Luxury & Retail division of Reig Capital Group and a partner and investment director of RC Luxury Partners. She was an equity analyst and head of the Global Luxury Goods Research team at JPMorgan in London.
 
Published September 5, 2010 by Bloomsbury USA. 240 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Health, Fitness & Dieting, History. Non-fiction

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It's predicated on sequential deals, passing the name - though not for long the expertise or ideas, of Jimmy Choo himself, who had retired to his bench by 2001 - up through ever more ambitious private equity firms and banks.

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