The Ferragamo Family—alongside Wanda Ferragamo
November 1, 2018
One of the coveted espresso table books for any shoe enthusiast is Salvatore Ferragamo: The Art of the Shoe 1898-1960, which was first published in 1992. Now 20-plus years later, Ferragamo’s life story strikes from the pages of a e book to a one-of-a-form exhibit, “The Amazing Shoemaker: Fairy Tales and Legends about Footwear and Shoemakers,which celebrated its grand opening in Florence, Italy, yesterday on the Museo Salvatore Ferragamo.
Take a look at photos from the opening that explores the function sneakers play in fairy tales, myths and legends. Discover why Ferragamo’s vision and model remain the epitome of Italian luxury.
The Ferragamo family—alongside Wanda Ferragamo, Salvatore’s widow and the brand’s honorary chairwoman—hosted the inaugural event that intimately revealed the magical life and legacy of the late designer via installations, comic books, animation, short movies, stories and antique treasures.
Ferragamo became a household title within the 0s with the help of Hollywood, creating fabulous footwear for main ladies equivalent 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 one other model retrospective however reasonably an genuine production, presenting countless works of artwork specifically commissioned for this exhibition, displayed aspect-by-facet with prestigious historical pieces borrowed from other museums./p>
The exhibit was curated by Stefania Ricci, Sergio Risaliti, and Luca Scarlini.
Heading to Florence? This exhibition can be open from now until March 31, 2014.