Tamara Mellon

Born Jul 7, 1967

Tamara Mellon, OBE is the former Chief Creative Officer and co-founder of Jimmy Choo, a luxury brand that offers designer shoes, handbags and a range of accessories. She stepped down from the brand in November 2011 after its acquisition by Labelux.

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1967 Birth Born on July 7, 1967.


1990 23 Years Old Mellon began her career at Phyllis Walters Public Relations, Mirabella, and followed as accessories editor for British Vogue in 1990. … Read More


2001 34 Years Old 1 More Event
By 2001, Jimmy Choo Ltd had over 100 wholesale clients, including Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman, and the collections accounted for over 50% of the production of several of these factories.
2004 37 Years Old In November 2004, with the company valued at £101 million, Hicks Muse announced the majority acquisition of Jimmy Choo Ltd. … Read More


2007 40 Years Old In 2007, Mellon appeared on the Sunday Times Rich List, where she was ranked as the 751st richest person in the UK, with an estimated wealth of £99 million. … Read More
2010 43 Years Old 1 More Event
On 9 November 2010, she was named as a "global trade envoy for Britain" by the British Government. … Read More
2013 46 Years Old In 2013, Mellon published the autobiography 'In My Shoes' in which she details her rise to success and her partnership with shoe-designer Jimmy Choo. … Read More
2015 48 Years Old In 2015 she announced her engagement to Michael Ovitz in a magazine interview with HELLO! … Read More
2016 49 Years Old In September 2016, it was revealed that Mellon is suing Jimmy Choo, alleging that the company had blocked her from using luxury shoemakers in Florence, Italy to produce her own line. … Read More
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