2011-08-10 @ 10:36:52
Located in Florence, the museum’s shoe collection documents the entire span of Salvatore Ferragamo’s career, from his return to Italy in 1927 to 1960, the year he died.
It highlights his technical and artistic skills which, through his color choices, the creativity of the designs and use of innovative materials made a fundamental contribution to the growth and establishment of Made in Italy.
The exhibition documents his continuous quest for the perfect fit and the invention of special constructions and materials, from the famous cork wedge patented in 1936 and immediately imitated all over the world, to the raffia or cellophane vamps, and candy-wrapper paper used during World War II.
There are the shoes that are famous because they were made for Hollywood stars such as Marilyn Monroe, Greta Garbo and Audrey Hepburn. Truly a century of history told by gorgeous shoes! A total must see! While there, don’t forget to observe the incredibly small and delicate shoe sizes, as a reference to the recently reported increase in women’s shoe sizes, only since 2008.