Jimmy Choo founder Tamara Mellon to leave luxury accessories firm with immediate effect

Tamara Mellon leaves Jimmy Choo (but walks off with 85m in her bag)

Impressive collection: Tamara owns thousands of pairs of Jimmy Choos but is unlikely to be able to pass them on to her daughter as Minty

Saying goodbye: Tamara Mellon is to depart from Jimmy Choo with immediate effect, despite earlier claims that she would stay on as creative consultant

Victoria Beckham is a fan if Jimmy Choo - seen here wearing a purple pair of sandals from the line Victoria Beckham is a fan if Jimmy Choo - seen here wearing a purple pair of sandals from the line

Victoria Beckham is a fan if Jimmy Choo – seen here wearing a purple pair of sandals from the line

THE JIMMY CHOO JOURNEY

Jimmy Choo was immortalised by Sarah Jessica Parker

Jimmy Choo was immortalised by Sarah Jessica Parker”s character on Sex and The City, Carrie, who revealed it was her favourite shoe store

Jimmy Choo shoes co-founder Tamara Mellon collecting her OBE in 2010 Jimmy Choo at work in his studio

Left: Jimmy Choo shoes co-founder Tamara Mellon collecting her OBE in 2010, and right, Malaysian cobbler Jimmy Choo at work in his studio

WHO IS TAMARA MELLON Tamara Mellon, founder of Jimmy Choo Ltd