The Ferragamo Museum’s shoe collection documents Salvatore Ferragamo’s career, from his return to Italy in 1927 to his death in 1960.
Several shoe styles reveal Salvatore Ferragamo’s relationships with artists of his day, such as the futurist painter, Lucio Venna who created sketches for advertisements and the famous label on Ferragamo shoes.
Others document his continuous search for the perfect fit and the special shoe constructions he invented, as well as the unusual materials he used, from the famous cork ‘wedge’ patented in 1936 and immediately imitated all over the world, to uppers made out of raffia, cellophane and the transparent paper used for chocolates during World War II.
The collection also includes shoes made for Hollywood stars Marilyn Monroe, Greta Garbo and Audrey Hepburn.
If you’ve got a thing for shoes, we highly recommend a visit to this unusual and inspiring museum. Since we have close ties with the Ferragamo’s, we can arrange a private tour of the museum.