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Salvatore Ferragamo…Passion for shoes

Grand passion for shoes and grand craftsmanship. Salvatore Ferragamo was working for some of the most famous feet in Hollywood, so was known as the “shoemaker to the stars”.

The Ferragamo’s creations…Since 1930‘s Salvatore Ferragamo patented his first invention in the world of fashion. His strong but light cork wedge, recreated in many different materials and colors, made a huge impact on the world of fashion. But it wasn’t the only one.

The year 1947 marked the launch of Ferragamo’s Invisible Sandals. Made of water-colored nylon thread, the shoes took some getting used to but resulted in Ferragamo becoming the first footwear designer to win Neiman Marcus Prize at the Fashion Oscars. He didn’t stop there though.

In 1951, at first Italian fashion show, Salvatore Ferragamo presented “Kimo”, a multi-purpose sandal inspired by the Japanese tabi.

And in 1956, returning from a trip to Australia, he launched the 18 kt gold sandals with their patented metal sole.

Ferragamo’s relationship with the cinema never ended. When Marilyn Monroe declared “I don’t know who invented high heels but all women owe him a lot,” she was probably referring to Ferragamo, who was the creator of the famous stiletto heels with metal reinforcements that she used to wear and which he designed especially for the star. Audrey Hepburn inspired him to design a ballet pump that eventually came to epitomise the style of the beautiful actress. The list of stars who wore Ferragamo is a long one including Greta Garbo, Ava Gardner, Sophia Lauren and Lauren Bacall.

Ferragamo was unique in that he was not only interested creative beautiful shoes. In an era when many women squeezed their feet into the smallest size bearable, Ferragamo studied the anatomy of the foot, insisting that “high fashion and comfort are not incompatible.”

And now in collezione 2016 we can discover Salvatore Ferragamo new silk foulard in an elaborate shoes motif. Real passion for shoes!

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