One of the most coveted coffee desk books for any shoe enthusiast is Salvatore Ferragamo: The Artwork of the Shoe 1898-1960, which was first revealed in 1992. Now 20-plus years later, Ferragamo’s life story moves from the pages of a book to a one-of-a-form exhibit, “The Superb Shoemaker: Fairy Tales and Legends about Sneakers and Shoemakers,which celebrated its grand opening in Florence, Italy, yesterday on the Museo Salvatore Ferragamo.
Try pictures from the opening that explores the position shoes play in fairy tales, myths and legends. Discover why Ferragamo’s vision 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 event that intimately revealed the magical life and legacy of the late designer through installations, comic books, animation, quick movies, tales and antique treasures.
Ferragamo became a household identify within the 0s with the assistance of Hollywood, creating fabulous footwear for leading ladies corresponding 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 need another model retrospective however rather an genuine manufacturing, presenting countless works of artwork particularly commissioned for this exhibition, displayed facet-by-aspect with prestigious historical items 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.