Perak Lecture: Datuk Professor Jimmy Choo

When: Fri, July 19, 8:00pm – 10:30pm, 2013
Where: 10th Floor, Symphony Suites, Jalan Raja Dr. Nazrin Shah, Ipoh, Malaysia
Admission: MYR 50
Info: Perak Academy

Perak Lecture: Datuk Professor Jimmy Choo in Conversation with Mr. Patrick Teoh. Jimmy Choo’s beautiful creations have adorned the feet of royalty, celebrities and pop stars.  The son of a reputable shoe designer, he spent his early years in Penang working as his father’s young apprentice.  Determined to master the art of shoe design, he went to London in the 1980’s to study footwear at Cordwainers College. Since establishing his couture label in 1986, Choo’s made-to-order designs have included an extensive range of hand beaded; hand stitched and personalized shoes ranging from slippers, sandals, mules to boots.

Datuk Prof. Choo is recognized far and wide across the globe.  The most recent accolades were “World Most Outstanding Chinese Designer Award” from Hong Kong Design Centre in December 2011 and “You Bring Charm to the World” in March 2012 by Phoenix TV in Beijing.

Foil for the night, Patrick Teoh is a veteran with more than 40 years of radio broadcasting experience in Malaysia.  He started out as a radio announcer and moved on to excel in other media such as television, film and stage.  He was one of the pioneer newscasters for TV3 and he has been a past magazine columnist.