Salvatore Ferragamo was born on 5th June 1898 and known
as a famous shoe designer from Italy.

Today we remember the master who not only built an empire
but kept a legendary tradition

Salvatore Ferragamo
Ferragamo created his first pair of shoes at age 9, as a gift for one of his sisters.

His first shop was established inside his parents' house before they moved to America.

He studied shoemaking in Naples, Italy. Ferragamo's most recognized invention is Cage Heel.
In Hollywood Ferragamo initially found success by opening a shop for repair and made-to-measure shoes. This shop will later become a huge attraction to celebrities of the moment. This achievement meant designing shoes for cinema. Ferragamo was called the "Shoemaker of the Stars".
Because he didn't understand the pain that some shoes produced in the human's feet, he went after a major in Anatomy at the University of Southern California.
After going back to Italy and establishing down his new life, Ferragamo was known because of creating exclusive pieces for celebs such as Marilyn Monroe and Eva Perón.
In 1927, Salvatore Ferragamo returned to his homeland after residing in the United States for 13 years and settled in Florence. In Via Mannelli, he opened his workshop to conduct design experiments and inventions to apply for patents. In the 1950s, the designer extended his business by employing 700 professional artisans who manufactured more than 340 pairs of handmade footwear each day.
He left his legacy to his wife Wanda, and his six kids. His creations inspired his daughter to walk on the same career path. In 1978, she designed Vara pumps that are famous to date for their feminine, formal and elegant look.
The Ferragamo family founded the museum in May 1995 to acquaint an international audience with the artistic qualities of Salvatore Ferragamo and the role he played in the history of footwear and international fashion.
After he died in 1960, his company still expanded and became known worldwide for producing and designing eyewear, footwear, accessories, bags, perfumes, watches and apparel. His wife, kids, grandchildren and other relatives run the company today and strive to maintain the quality that Ferragamo had once imagined to achieve. Today the Ferragamo house of fashion is much bigger than what the founder may have wanted it to become.

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