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February 14, 2016
The Ferragamo Family—alongside Wanda Ferragamo
One of the coveted coffee table books for any shoe enthusiast is Salvatore Ferragamo: The Artwork of the Shoe 1898-1960, which was first printed in 1992. Now 20-plus years later, Ferragamo’s life story strikes from the pages of a e-book to a one-of-a-sort exhibit, “The Superb Shoemaker: Fairy Tales and Legends about Shoes and Shoemakers,” which celebrated its grand opening in Florence, Italy, yesterday on the Museo Salvatore Ferragamo.
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The Ferragamo family—alongside Wanda Ferragamo, Salvatore’s widow and the brand’s honorary chairwoman—hosted the inaugural occasion that intimately revealed the magical life and legacy of the late designer by way of installations, comedian books, animation, short films, stories and antique treasures.
Ferragamo became a family identify in the ’20s with the help of Hollywood, creating fabulous footwear for leading ladies akin to Audrey Hepburn, Katharine Hepburn and Marlene Dietrich.
“We are very proud to have organized such an extraordinary, singular occasion,” said Ferruccio Ferragamo, the chairman of the Ferragamo Group. “We didn’t want another model retrospective but rather an authentic production, presenting numerous works of art specifically commissioned for this exhibition, displayed aspect-by-facet with prestigious ancient pieces borrowed from different museums.”
The exhibit was curated by Stefania Ricci, Sergio Risaliti, and Luca Scarlini.
Heading salvatore ferragamo brisbane sale to Florence This exhibition can be open from now till March 31, 2014.