Jimmy Choo XV

Jimmy Choo XV

Jimmy Choo XV is a must-have on every aspiring Imelda Marcos’ coffee table.  The gorgeous coffee table book chronicles the 15 most eponymous Choo shoes, and features decadent imagery including sketches, past lookbooks, red carpet photos and editorials shot by noted fashion photographers like Mario Testino and Terry Richardson.

Bound in a sumptuous snakeskin embossed cover, the release of the book coincides with the brand’s upcoming Icons collection, featuring the most popular and striking designs from their archives.

With a preface written by Jimmy Choo’s OBC, Tara Mellon, and a foreward by journalist Colin McDowell.

The book is available for pre-order now in the U.S. for $95 or at Jimmy Choo stores on October 26.  So if you can’t afford to marvel at the beauty of a Choo shoe in real life, you can fantasize over these glossy pages for a modest price.

The rest of us will have to wait for its limited release in February 2012.

The company is also donated 100 per cent of the profits to the Jimmy Choo foundation, a charitable trust.

Pictures courtesy of Jimmy Choo.