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Jimmy Choo says he 'designs like an architect'

Jimmy Choo, the Malaysian shoemaker who shot to fame when his creations were praised in the saucy series Sex and the City, has told the UK's Daily Telegraph that he designs shoes 'like an architect'.

Choo sold the rights to the label of his name in 2001 due to creative differences and now has just one store where he sells his shoes from £650 a pair. “I design like an architect,” he told the Telegraph. “It’s a beautiful, distinctive art, and shoes are like the foundations. If the foundations aren’t right, the building won’t stand upright, and if a woman’s balance isn’t right, nothing else is.”

The words may come as fresh inspiration for several architects who have already taken a foray into shoe design. Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas and Frank Gehry have all dabbled as cobblers in the past.

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