One of the crucial 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 book to a one-of-a-kind exhibit, “The Superb Shoemaker: Fairy Tales and Legends about Footwear and Shoemakers,which celebrated its grand opening in Florence, Italy, yesterday on the Museo Salvatore Ferragamo.
Try images from the opening that explores the role shoes play in fairy tales, myths and legends. Uncover why Ferragamo’s imaginative and prescient and brand remain the epitome of Italian luxury.
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 through installations, comic books, animation, short films, stories and antique treasures.
Ferragamo grew to become a household title within the 0s with the assistance of Hollywood, creating fabulous footwear for leading ladies such as Audrey Hepburn, Katharine Hepburn and Marlene Dietrich.
“We are very proud to have organized such an extraordinary, singular event,stated Ferruccio Ferragamo, the chairman of the Ferragamo Group. “We didn’t need another model retrospective but reasonably an authentic production, presenting numerous works of art particularly commissioned for this exhibition, displayed side-by-aspect with prestigious historical pieces borrowed from different museums./p>
The exhibit was curated by Stefania Ricci, Sergio Risaliti, and Luca Scarlini.
Heading to Florence? This exhibition will probably be open from now till March 31, 2014.