Fabulous Shoes by Salvatore Ferragamo

The Italian shoe designer Salvatore Ferragamo in 1956.

“The wondrous Shoemaker – fairy tales and legends about shoes and shoe maker” (Regulation) is a new exhibition at the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum. Until March 31, 2014, enchanting large and small visitors in Florence and wants to seduce her to dream. Shows not only around 100 pairs of fabulous shoes from the fund us by Ferragamo, which to this day pastry women’s hearts beat faster. Also lots of surprises around Ferragamo’s fabulous footwear models are among the exhibits: from magical marvels from the realm of fairy tales, myths and legends to historical as contemporary art works.

There was once a boy who came to the world as the eleventh of fourteen children in a small village called bonito in the southern Italian region of Campania. You wrote the year of 1898. The small Salvatore Ferragamo early showed a special talent and his passion for shoes. Already, at the tender age of just nine years he designed his very first pair. He made secretly at night in the candlelit these white shoes from simple materials. He wanted to give his sister to the first communion. With eleven he was apprenticed to a shoemaker in Naples , he opened his own business in bonito with 13 and 14 he boarded a ship to America around there looking for “Shoes that fit perfectly” to make his fortune. He worked in the shoe business, his two brothers, took courses in human anatomy with a sense of unconventional, but effective training activities at the University. He opened a small store in California at the beginning of the 1920s and made a steep career. The little boy conquered the glittering world of the film and was allowed to be the most beautiful of all Hollywooddiven with high heels. On its heels, it Staggered sure the happy ending contrary to. At the age of 30 Salvatore Ferragamo, returned now rich and famous, to Italy. To become final inFlorence home for his masterful craftsmanship to find and completely to the legend. And if he died also in 1960, so his family will continue successfully but the magnificent heritage “Wondrous Shoemaker”.

The Legend Lives On

In the Palazzo Thorns Ferroni, which is the traditional seat of the fashion house Ferragamo since 1938, she established the company museum dedicated to him. Now, the fashion brand with ‘The amazing Shoemaker – fairy tales and legends about shoes at the shoemakers’ shows a new, magical show. In it, is the true life story of Salvatore Ferragamo, which sounds even more adventurous than any screenplay, the leitmotif and delivers lots of myths substance for his own works the participating artists. A highlight is the short film shot specifically for the show “White Shoe” to the early episode from the life of the young Ferragamo. Two stars of the fantasy film shot him: Mauro Borrelli, who was in charge as a storyboard artist for “The adventures of Baron Munchausen” by Terry Gilliam and Francis Ford Coppola’s “Dracula”. And Rick Henrys, Oscar-winning writer of Tim Burton’s “Sleepy Hollow”. A second film of the Italian artist Francesco Fei makes the shoe to the center of a no less fabulous fantasy trip. Frank Espinosa, the renowned New York writer, animator and cartoonist from Disney and Warner Bros. has drawn a graphic novel about Signore Ferragamo. Even a piece of music was specially composed as Overture for the exhibition. The theme songs to “Kill Bill” and “Django Unchained” delivered by none other than Luis Enríquez Bacalov, the Argentine Oscar-winning film composer who composed already Michael Rad fords “The postman” and many spaghetti westerns such as “Django” and Quentin Tarantino.

The Shoemaker to the Stars

No fairy tale: Salvatore Ferragamo, the acclaimed “Shoemaker of the stars”, half of Hollywood would have to run without probably barefoot. Already in great directors such as Cecil B. DeMille and D. W. Griffith silent films, his shoes on the movie screen can be seen. Famous actresses such as Greta Garbo, Gloria Swanson, Mary Pickford or Marlene Dietrich loved his made-to-measure and made his name among celebrities popular. 1939 sings and dances Judy Garland in the famous signal shoes by Ferragamo by the musical film “the wizard of Oz” and its shiny metallic sequin pumps make a splash. Salvatore Ferragamo invented the Topless High heel sandal as well as the wedge heel. In the 1950s, he designs the Ballerina shoes from Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe made the ten-centimetre heels of the shoe designer unforgettable. The first appearance in the special show is devoted to the fabulous creations of the shoe artist. Mystic twilight wrapped in are they mysteriously behind glass or in a large, antique wire bird cage effectively presents: with sparkling rhinestones studded heels, waves of the sea and sailing vessels decorated pumps by flower magic, dream shoes, where you like to SIP champagne and would that make not just a Cinderella or a snow white Bella Figura coated fragrant roses and Butterfly-light decorations.

Magical Moments of Art

Artists of all kinds have created homages to Salvatore Ferragamo and the fabulous, fantastic universe of his shoes and the shoes of famous fairy tales. Authors like Hamid Zahoor, Michele Mari or Elisa Biagini wrote new fairy tales, illustrated by Michela Petoletti and Francesca Ghermandi. Photographers Arrigo Coppitz, Simona Ghizzoni and Lorenzo Cicconi Massi put on fantastic way fairy-tale scene Ferragamo’s shoes. Visual artists, including stars such as Mimmo Paladino, Carol Rama, Daniel Spoerri, or Rebecca Horn made from fairytale shoes and shoe fairy tales such as seven-league boots, Puss, Fly Hans Christian Andersens ‘The red shoes’, as glass magic shoes or so fabulous shoes such as mercury Messenger of gods Sandals of shown also as a valuable Museum loan sculpture by Giambologna. Even the invaluable precious original manuscript of Federico Garcia Lorca’s comedy “The miraculous Schuster woman” was allowed to travel to honour the miraculous Shoemaker’s Florence Salvatore Ferragamo.

 

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