In the movie, Ms. Kidman plays a 1940s aristocrat who embarks upon an epic journey. Whereas trying to save her ranch, Faraway Downs, from a takeover plot, she joins forces with a tough-hewn stock- man (performed by Hugh Jackman) to drive 2000 cattle across Australia, solely to face the bombing of Darwin by the same Japanese forces who had months earlier attacked Pearl Harbour. From a classic wedge worn at social gatherings at Faraway Downs to a riding boot worn for a cattle drive across the unforgiving panorama of the Outback, to a night sandal featured at the Governor’s Ball in Darwin, Ferragamo’s designers, overseen by Girls’s Equipment Director James Ferragamo, created a spread of exceptional one-of-a-sort sneakers for Ms. Kidman’s character, Lady Sarah Ashley.
“We’re extremely proud and honored to work with the visionary filmmakers, director Baz Luhrmann and designer Catherine Martin. We have been very confident that, by means of their passion and creativity, they would notice an unprecedented vision.” states James Ferragamo. “My grandfather, Salvatore Ferragamo, started his profession working in costume design for the American Film Company, a precursor to Twentieth Century Fox, so it is only fitting that we carry on his identify and our company’s heritage by collaborating once once more on a movie from Fox.”
Ferragamo continues, “The truth is, within the Covered Wagon (1923) one in all the first films that my grandfather worked on, he created a pair of riding boots. These archival boots have been referenced when creating the riding boots for Nicole Kidman’s character.”
Along side costume designer Catherine Martin, the Ferragamo design studio referenced many shoes from the archives, together with some worn by aristocrats during the ’30s and ’40s, characters much like Lady Sarah Ashley. The colour palette and design details, while created to help realize the filmmakers’ fantastical vision, have been additionally genuine to the designer and the period. The deep Ferragamo crimson that features in the evening sandal worn by Kidman’s character throughout the pivotal Governor’s Ball scene was already something of a Home signature in the ’40s. And the ribbed wedge detail featured within the shoe worn by Lady Sarah Ashley at her homestead on Faraway Downs derives from a method created initially for Katherine Hepburn.
Every of the exquisite models is created entirely by hand and can be a part of trend historical past with different well-known designs by Salvatore Ferragamo. Ms. Kidman’s glamorous evening sandal, in ruched deep crimson velvet with stingray accents, might be unveiled and supplied on the market as a limited-version style at Ferragamo shops worldwide in November 2008. Sold in distinctive and collectible packaging and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity that tells the history and unique options of the piece, the limited edition shoe will return to the corporate’s archives on the Salvatore Ferragamo museum at Palazzo Spini Feroni in Florence, Italy once it’s offered out.
A logo of consolidated craftsmanship and creative innovation, Salvatore Ferragamo is one of the world’s most vital and best recognized ‘Made in Italy’ luxury manufacturers. Initially based in 1927, and attaining fame because the ‘shoemaker to the stars’ in Hollywood, Salvatore Ferragamo opened his ‘Hollywood boot shop’ and finally, well-known names resembling Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe and Sofia Loren turned devoted customers. Palazzo Spini Feroni in Florence, Italy has housed the headquarters of Ferragamo since 1938, together with the flagship store. The Ferragamo museum, which includes a collection of over thirteen,000 fashions of footwear created by Salvatore Ferragamo, can be located within the Palazzo.
Ferragamo USA, Inc. is a fully owned subsidiary of Salvatore Ferragamo Italia, nonetheless owned and operated by the Ferragamo family. A frontrunner in luxurious style, Ferragamo is bought in North America at advantageous specialty and shops as well as in its own retail shops. The Salvatore Ferragamo company has more than 500 branded stores worldwide. AUSTRALIA Action-Journey-Romance Release: November 14 Director: Baz Luhrmann Story by: Baz Luhrmann; Screenplay by Baz Luhrmann and Stuart Beattie Produced by: Baz Luhrmann Forged: Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, David Wenham, Jack Thompson, Bryan Brown
AUSTRALIA is an epic and romantic motion adventure, set in that country on the explosive brink of World Battle II. In it, an English aristocrat (Nicole Kidman) travels to the faraway continent, the place she meets a tough-hewn local (Hugh Jackman) and reluctantly agrees to join forces with him to save the land she inherited. Together, they embark upon a remodeling journey across tons of of miles of the world’s most beautiful yet unforgiving terrain, only to nonetheless face the bombing of the city of Darwin by the Japanese forces that attacked Pearl Harbor. Along with his new film, Luhrmann is painting on an enormous canvas, making a cinematic experience that brings collectively romance, drama, adventure and spectacle.