When Salvatore Died In 1960
In the same yr Salvatore Ferragamo bought the Palazzo Spini Feroni in via Tornabuoni, which remains to be immediately the final headquarters of the corporate and since 1995 homes the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum. In the course of the interval after the conflict Ferragamo’s footwear turned a symbol of a rising Italy on its solution to financial growth. Ferragamo soles seduced the Duchess of Windsor, Sophia Loren, Silvana Mangano and Marilyn Monroe, who grew to become a sexy icon together with her steel bolstered stilettos. In 1947 the “invisible” sandal won the designer the Neiman Marcus award, the Oscars of vogue. For Audrey Hepburn in 1954 he created the ballerina “Audrey” which debuted the shell sole that extends up to the heel and proper up the back of it. When Salvatore died in 1960, his spouse Wanda took over the business and in 1965 she took the brand into “ready to wear” with the primary women’s collection, designed by Giovanni Gentile and shown at the Pitti Palace. Then adopted a set of silk and equipment (1971), mens wear (1970), perfumes (2001), glasses (1998) and watches (2007). Since 2011, designer Massimiliano Giornetti, perpetuating the elegant experimentation of the founder, follows the creative growth of all product lines for the Group, which final June 29 was listed on the Milan Stock Exchange.