FLORENCE, ITALY – The Salvatore Ferragamo musum celebrates 90th year of Salvatore Ferragamo’s return to Italy from the US with a new exhibit in Florence.
Italian shoemaker Salvatore Ferragamo made a name for himself in Hollywood during the 1920’s, crafting shoes for the biggest stars.
Ferragamo’s return to his native Italy in 1927, setting up his headquarters in Florence where his business thrived. To mark the 90th anniversary of this event, the Salvatore Ferragamo museum will launch the exhibition titled 1927 The Return To Italy.
The exhibit will open on May 18th, 2017 and will remain open for a year: until May 2nd, 2018. The museum is housed in the historic Palazzo Spini Feroni, which was purchased by Ferragamo in the 1930s. In this venue visitors will see artwork, advertising, clothing and fabric created in the 1920s.
The Salvatore Ferragamo Museum in Florence, Italy is a fashion museum dedicated to the life and work of Italian shoe designer Salvatore Ferragamo and his eponymous company.
The museum contains 10,000 models of shoes created and owned by Ferragamo from the 1920s until his death in 1960. Following Ferragamo’s death the collection was expanded by his widow and children.
The museum also includes films, press cuttings, advertising materials, clothes and accessories from the 1950s to the present day. The museum opened in May 1995 following the success of a touring history of Ferragamo’s company.