Salvatore Ferragamo – The Shoemaker Extraordinaire


Salvatore Ferragamo S.p.A. is an Italian, luxury fashion company that specializes in shoes, leather goods, and ready-to-wear fashions for both women and men. The company was founded by Salvatore Ferragamo in Florence, Italy in 1928.

Salvatore Ferragamo actually first started in fashion after he moved to California around 1914. He created footwear fashion for Hollywood stars such as Gloria Swanson and Joan Crawford, and for many major motion pictures. In 1927, he moved back to Italy, to Florence, and opened up a shoe shop. In 1933, he filed for bankruptcy.

By 1938, he had recovered enough to be the Palazzo Spini Feroni, a magnificent palace in Florence, which still is the company’s primary store and museum.

Salvatore Ferragamo, the brand, prospered until his death in 1960, when his widow took over and grew the business to include eyewear, fragrances, belts, bags, scarves, watches, and a ready-to-wear collection.

Salvatore Ferragamo Quotes:

“Elegance and comfort are not incompatible, and whoever maintains the contrary simply doesn’t know what he’s talking about”

“There is no limit to beauty, no saturation point in design, no end to the material…..”


Originally posted 2016-10-06 17:22:40. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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