Texts by June Swann, Kirsten Aschengreen, Stefania Ricci
1990 / 176 PAGES.
Language: Text in Italian and English
He created shoes for Mussolini and Greta Garbo, the Savoia family and the Duchess of Windsor, Gloria Swanson and Marilyn Monroe: these pages tell the story of Salvatore Ferragamo, known as “il calzolaio dei sogni”, or “shoemaker of dreams”.
Throughout his life, Salvatore Ferragamo pursued the naturistic ideal that the shoe had to fit the foot rather than vice versa. He made cowboy boots for Westerns and sandals for period Egyptian and Roman films. And the actors who had worn his shoes on the set later searched him out for their own personal footwear. An overview of Ferragamo’s creations in the pages of this book shows how imagination and originality went side by side in his attention to detail and selection of materials, in the models proposed and sophisticated lines, making for a highly successful professional journey.