One of the crucial coveted espresso table 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 e-book to a one-of-a-form exhibit, “The Amazing 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 shoes play in fairy tales, myths and legends. Uncover why Ferragamo’s vision and model stay 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, comedian books, animation, short films, stories and antique treasures.
Ferragamo grew to become a family title in the 0s with the assistance 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 event,stated Ferruccio Ferragamo, the chairman of the Ferragamo Group. “We didn’t want another brand retrospective however rather an authentic manufacturing, presenting countless works of artwork particularly commissioned for this exhibition, displayed aspect-by-facet with prestigious historic items borrowed from different museums./p>
The exhibit was curated by Stefania Ricci, Sergio Risaliti, and Luca Scarlini.
Heading to Florence? This exhibition shall be open from now until March 31, 2014.