Tamara Mellon

  Female      English      Designer

About Author

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.

In 2013, Mellon announced the creation of the TAMARA MELLON [www.tamaramellon.com], a luxury lifestyle brand offering a full range of apparel, shoes, handbags and accessories. The brand launched in November 2013 with a select group of premiere retail partners in the United States and Europe.

Mellon currently resides in New York City and London with her daughter.

Mellon was born Tamara Yeardye in London, on 7 July 1967, the daughter of Tom Yeardye, a stunt double for Rock Hudson, successful entrepreneur and co-founder of the Vidal Sassoon salon chain, and Ann (Davis) Yeardye, a former Chanel model. She is the eldest of three siblings. Tamara's current surname stems from a brief marriage to Matthew Mellon, a majority shareholder in Jimmy Choo ltd. In 1976 Tamara's family relocated to Beverly Hills in a home next door to Nancy Sinatra. Mellon alternated between summers in California and the UK. She attended two independent girls' schools in Berkshire—Brigidine Convent School and Heathfield St Mary's School—before attending finishing school in Switzerland at the now-defunct Institut Alpin Videmanette...

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