Tamara Mellon

Fashion Designer

Tamara Mellon was born in London on July 7th, 1967 and is the Fashion Designer. At the age of 56, Tamara Mellon biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

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July 7, 1967
United Kingdom
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$300 Million
Businessperson, Fashion Designer
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Tamara Mellon Career

Mellon began her career at Phyllis Walters Public Relations, Mirabella, and in 1991 was employed as an accessories editor and assistant to Sarajane Hoare at British Vogue.

Mellon approached bespoke shoe-maker Mr Jimmy Choo with the idea of launching a ready-to-wear shoe firm. As co-founder of the Jimmy Choo company, Mellon secured funding from her father for the creation of her business, and she sourced factories in Italy. In addition, she set up an office in Italy to handle production, quality control and shipping. By 2001, the company had over 100 retail clients, including Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman. The collections accounted for over 50% of the production of several of these factories.

The first Jimmy Choo store, on Motcombe Street in London, was followed by stores in New York, Las Vegas and Beverly Hills. In April 2001, the company partnered with Equinox Luxury Holdings Ltd. Acquiring Mr Choo's share of the ready-to-wear business, Equinox's Chief Executive, Robert Bensoussan, became CEO of Jimmy Choo Ltd, introducing handbag and small leather goods collections.

In November 2004, with the company valued at £101 million, Hicks Muse announced the majority acquisition of Jimmy Choo Ltd. Mellon made an estimated £85 million from the eventual sale of her share of the company in 2011.

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. She was also ranked as the 64th richest woman in Britain.

In 2013, she stated that her eponymous luxury shoe brand would not buy from companies that had no female executives.

Mellon's shoe and apparel brand filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11 of the bankruptcy code in December 2015. The filing stated that the company had assets of between $1 million and $10 million, and also had between 100 and 199 creditors who were owed between $1 million and $10 million. Pursuant to the bankruptcy reorganisation plan, the American private equity firm NEA made a $10 million cash injection into Mellon's business.

In January 2016, Mellon's former backers filed an objection to the restructuring plans under American bankruptcy protection laws, stating that the scheme would allow her, her fiancé, and a fund to gain control of the new company, leaving former financiers with no repayment. The objection contained accusations of mismanagement and abuse of the company, including a life coach on the payroll and an expenditure of $100,000 for tickets to The Met Gala in New York. The US Department of Justice also filed a formal objection. The judge hearing the matter denied all objections, and the recapitalization plan was consummated in early 2016.

In September 2016, it was revealed that Mellon was suing Jimmy Choo Ltd, alleging that the company had blocked her from using luxury shoemakers in Florence, Italy, to produce her own line.


I lost my Choo!Designer brand's co-founder Tamara Mellon reveals she lost £800,000 worth of designer footwear after thieves targeted her Los Angeles storage unit last year

www.dailymail.co.uk, February 10, 2024
The haul was her personal 'archive' of shoes, which she had amassed in 16 years of working for Jimmy Choo, the company's founder's eponymous Malaysian designer - with both pairs on stage and at red carpet functions, including the Oscars. 'It was their lucky day,' she said. It was my Jimmy Choo archive, which was worth $1 million in really useful stuff from my 16 years.' The bizarre robbery was first reported by the Los Angeles Police Department in July last year, but it was later discovered that the shoes belonged to the 56-year-old British fashion tycoon until now.

Rise of the 'b*tchy, pointy shoe:' Ultra-severe high-heel is fall's must-have footwear, with one designer saying it signals Americans are sick of sloppy COVID-era outfits and Birkenstocks

www.dailymail.co.uk, September 9, 2023
The 'b*tchy, pointy shoe' is back and ready to slay in fall's fashion must-have boots as Americans return to pre-COVID's high-style days. As one New York stylist Micaela Erlanger says Americans are ready to put their sloppy COVID-era clothes and Birkenstocks to rest and replace it with the season's spikiest (and most narrow) footwear. Erlanger is addressing some of the most cutting styles of the season, from kitten heels and boots to stiletto pumps, or as Katharine K. Zarrella of the Wall Street Journal says, "with toes so sharp they'll be confiscated by the TSA.' The b*tchy pointy shoe,' is a term that Erlanger has used over the years.' Although this may seem a bit harsh and unapologetic, she said that her stoutin's tough footwear'represents a certain attitude.'

Tamara Mellon, the Jimmy Choo entrepreneur, sells a luxury New York City penthouse for $19.25 million

www.dailymail.co.uk, April 12, 2023
This is certainly a 'flip flop' when it comes to property flips.' After buying her penthouse in 2008 for $21 million, Tamara Mellon, the glamorous co-founder of Jimmy Choo shoes, has sold it at a loss of $19.25 million. Mellon, a British-born fashion designer, formerly listed the polished condo on the top floor of the 1913 Carhart Mansion on 3 East 95th Street in 2014 for a whopping $34 million. In 2016, it went back to the market for $27 million, but it didn't sell. Mellon's pad was listed as a rental on a cool $75,000 per month before he signed her multi-million contract this spring.
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