The Ferragamo Family—alongside Wanda Ferragamo
May 11, 2018
One of the most coveted espresso desk books for any shoe enthusiast is Salvatore Ferragamo: The Art of the Shoe 1898-1960, which was first printed in 1992. Now 20-plus years later, Ferragamo’s life story moves from the pages of a book to a one-of-a-sort exhibit, “The Wonderful Shoemaker: Fairy Tales and Legends about Shoes and Shoemakers,which celebrated its grand opening in Florence, Italy, yesterday on the Museo Salvatore Ferragamo.
Try photographs from the opening that explores the position footwear play in fairy tales, myths and legends. Uncover why Ferragamo’s vision and brand stay 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 through installations, comic books, animation, short movies, tales and antique treasures.
Ferragamo turned a household name in the 0s with the assistance of Hollywood, creating fabulous footwear for main ladies comparable to Audrey Hepburn, Katharine Hepburn and Marlene Dietrich.
“We are very proud to have organized such an extraordinary, singular occasion,stated Ferruccio Ferragamo, the chairman of the Ferragamo Group. “We didn’t want another brand retrospective but slightly an authentic manufacturing, presenting countless works of artwork particularly commissioned for this exhibition, displayed aspect-by-aspect with prestigious historic pieces borrowed from different museums./p>
The exhibit was curated by Stefania Ricci, Sergio Risaliti, and Luca Scarlini.
Heading to Florence? This exhibition might be open from now until March 31, 2014.